Bitto DOP is a mountain cheese produced in pastures of the Bitto Valley, in the provinces of Sondrio, Bergamo and Lecco all located in the northern Italian region of Lombardia.
Bitto DOP has a soft texture with a yellow and thin rind and has a sweet and delicate taste. As the cheese matures, the cheese hardens and becomes more crumbly, with the taste becoming increasingly intense and slightly spicy.
Bitto is often used as a table cheese, and also with some recipes because of how easily it melts. It is used in typical Lombardian dishes such as pizzoccheri and sciatt, which are little fritters made with grappa and buckwheat, filled with Bitto DOP cheese.