Niolo. A disc or square slab of soft cheese made with goat or sheep’s milk cheese or a mixture. It has a white paste and a natural rind. It is made on farms in the Niolo Plateau or Corsica. These cheeses are at their best from early spring to late autumn (US: fall) and contain 45% fat. Thet may be found in the following dimensions: 14 cm (5½") diameter x 5 cm (2") deep, weighing 500-600 g (1 lb 2 oz- 1 lb 9 oz). Affinage is around 3-4 months. They mainly have a strong smell and flavour but mild, fresh versions are also available.