Bra Duro ranges from semi-firm to firm with an ochre-yellow color and a slightly sharp, cheddar-like flavor. Duro is Italian for rough or rugged, and the term describes the cheese’s coarse outer rind. Made from cow’s milk (with occasionally a small amount of sheep or goat’s milk) in the mountains and valleys of Cuneo in Piemonte. Bra Duro is piquant, and firm to hard in texture, depending upon it’s age. It is filled with many small holes, and has a concentrated complex flavor with hints of nuts, herbs and hay. It is aged for three months at a minimum.