The name translates as the red from the Langa, the region in Piemonte where this cheese has been created. Rosso di Langa provides a gentle introduction to the washed rind style of cheese. It is a young bloomy rind cheese made from sheep and cow milk that is washed with only water and annatto, the plant-based colouring. Annatto produces the same rusty hue on the surface, but without the robust aroma. The square Rosso di Langa has a supple, soft ivory interior with a few small eyes. The flavour is mild with mushroom aromas.