Juncu is a semi-cooked cheese made from thermised sheep and goat’s milk of Monte Linas, Sardinia.
The area of Monte Linas is an important place in Sardinia for goat rearing, as it is by allowing goats to graze on the typical Mediterranean shrubs that grow there that the milk produced has its particular aroma and flavour.
The cheese wheel is made by being pressed into a “canestri” (wicker basket), which gives it its pattern on the rind, and is then aged for 90+ days. The aroma is reminiscent of the herbs of the mediterranean, much like Crabu but stronger in flavour, with a piquant ending.
Ingredients: sheep and goat milk, rennet and salt