Created by the Cooperativa Latte Brusche (a dairy cooperative in Veneto), Piave gets its name from the Piave River, which runs from the Alps down to the plains just northeast of Venice. Along the river graze the Swiss Brown cows from which the milk is obtained to make Piave. The aged version of the cheese is slightly harder in texture with full flavor, nutty nuances and hints of caramel. It is a great parmesan substitute if you are looking to try something different. The younger version of this cheese is slighty softer than the aged, and has a sweet, fruity flavor.