Paste with tender structure with thin holes evenly distributed. The color is white with yellow shades. The crust of medium consistency of brown color, in some cases, present a mold of the color yellow.
The maccagno is a cru of excellence toma from the mountains around Biella.
It takes its name from the Alpe with the same name located beneath Mount Cossarello north of Biella. The production of maccagno began in the valley to the east of the Biella, following the practice spread throughout the province of Biella.