A semisoft cheese made with cow's milk, sometimes similar to Provolone. It has a rubbery, spongy paste and a smooth rind. The quality varies depending on the producers in North America. This cheese is eaten all year round and is made with raw, skimmed milk and contains 45% fat (dry), 29% fat (total). The curds are cooked and pressed. Affinage is from 3-5 months. It has a piquant, penetrating flavour but no smell.