The Caciocavallo Silano is without doubt one of the oldest types of cheese of Southern Italy. Hippocrates already mentioned the cheese in 500 B.C., whilst describing the art used by the Greeks to produce the 'cacio'. The origin of the name of this cheese seems to be connected to the usage of hanging horse forms unto a stick. The denomination Silano, on the other hand, derives from the ancient origins of the product linked to the plains of the Sila area.
The Caciocavallo Silano can be used as a normal table cheese or used as an ingredient for many recipes typical to Southern Italy. Thanks to its nutritional qualities it is suitable for children's diets, for elderly people and sportsmen. It is perfectly accompanied by red wines such as the Taurasi rosso, Cirò rosso e Locorotondo bianco.
To guarantee the authenticity of the product, the logo of the Caciocavallo Silano Consortium is branded on every form. This mark carries the name of the product, the stylised image of a pine and an extract of the Community Regulations regarding denomination of origin products.