Formaggio di Fossa Pdo

Formaggio di Fossa is a cheese from Sogliano al Rubicone. The cheese's name, which literally means "cheese of the pit", is derived from the process of ripening the cheese in special underground pits dug in tuff rock. The cheese is currently produced in the areas between the Rubicon and Marecchia river valleys. In 2009 "formaggio di fossa" was granted Denominazione di Origine Protetta status, the Italian equivalent of protected designation of origin.