Piave is an intensely flavored, hard, cow’s milk cheese produced in the northeastern region of the Veneto. Piave’s flavor calls to mind fragrant fruit and nuts. Like Parmigiano Reggiano, Piave is made using a combination of two milkings (from the evening and the following morning) from cows which graze on fresh plants in the mountain pastures. Piave can be eaten at the age of 6 months or aged up to a year or more—the cheese gains character as it matures. A real crowd pleaser for cheese connoisseurs and novices alike, Piave Vecchio, aged 8-12 months, is a perfect choice for a cheese plate. Its unique nutiness lingers in the mouth and pairs beautifully with red wine.