Type of milk
‘Seirass’ (from the word ‘serum’, ‘whey’ in latine) in the Piedmont dialect means ‘ricotta’ or cottage cheese. Compared to the central Italian ricottas, this has a fine and smoother, not granulose paste and contains abundant cream. It is normally retailed in conical, gauze bags which give the cheese its shape. It is a highly perishable product, without any preservatives and must be eaten very quickly.