Type of milk
This cheese comes from the Northern area of Ossola Valley and it takes its name from Monte Cistella ( m s.l.m. 2880 ) , one of the peaks of the Lepontine Alps . In such an environment the grassland pasture or perennial grass has always been the main item in the crops . It follows a strong development of animal husbandry and an abundant and excellent dairy production , of which the cheese Monte Cistella is example.