Bra cheese takes its name from the town situated in the Cuneo Plain, which in the past was the major market. Its origins date back to 1300, when the cheese was produced in the valleys and the mountains of Cuneo, and sold, after seasoning, in the markets of Piedmont and especially in the Liguria area, where the cheese is used as an ingredient in the preparation of the typical pesto sauce.
Bra is produced in two different types: soft and hard. Soft cheese is especially used on its own, while the hard cheese can also be grated. Both are well accompanied by red wine.
There is a film on the flat face of the form with the image of the authorised mark of the consortium and the community logo identifying the Pdo. The wording 'Bra Dop tenero' is instead impressed around the rind.