Piave DOP Cheese is made only in Italy, in the province of Belluno, the northernmost part of the Veneto region.
This area is dominated by some of the most famous and striking peaks of the Dolomites: from the Pelmo to the Civetta, from the Cristallo to the Antelao, from the Tofane to the Marmolada, “magical” mountains with ancient forests and green valleys covered with pastures at their feet.
These mountains have been included by UNESCO on its List of Natural World Heritage Sites and are considered “among the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world” (UNESCO Report 2009). The province of Belluno is also home to two natural parks, the Parco Nazionale Delle Dolomiti Bellunesi and the Parco Regionale delle Dolomiti D’Ampezzo.
Fascinating territories rich in biodiversity, where man’s presence has always guaranteed, through traditional farming and forestry activities, the preservation of a natural balance on which the very survival of the territory depends.
Piave is a name that evokes deep suggestions linked to historical events, a legendary river the source of which is on Mount Peralba in the heart of the Dolomites. A winding route takes the River Piave towards the valley floor, first in Cadore and then in the Belluno basin, between Belluno and Feltre, where it flows more slowly until it meets the plain at the foot of the Venetian Pre-Alps in the province of Treviso.
No name could better identify the most important typical Bellunese cheese than Piave, the product of the dairy tradition of the land the ancient river flows through and where the milk for its production is collected. Piave cheese has the intense, full-bodied flavour of this land, which grows as it matures, preserving a special note in the taste that makes it absolutely unique.