The dairy production tradition is another cornerstone of the history of Massa. As in other Municipalities of Lattari Mountains (the name "Lattari" derives from the great milk production), several small cheese factories still produce cheese. In Massa, two cheese qualities are processed: they belong to the local products protected with the European Union label:
- treccia (fresh cheese with a stringy texture and the shape of a twisted ring)
- caciocavallo (medium-matured pear-shaped cheese with a small head).
The name of the latter derives from the fact that cheese (called caci) are tied in pairs at the head and the maturation process takes place "a cavallo di un palo", that is astraddle a pole; therefore, "cacio a cavallo".

- Massa Lubrense local products.

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