As a fresh cheese, Montasio is pale yellow in color, and semi-firm creamy texture with small holes throughout. The flavor is somewhat fruity. When aged, the cheese becomes quite brittle and granular in texture with a stronger fruity flavor. This cheese is a good snacking cheese or when aged becomes a good grating cheese for pasta and other foods. This cheese is very similar to Piave cheese, another Italian cheese made from two milkings of cow's milk.