The pizza featured arugula tossed in Crema di Parmigiano, a cream made with the popular Parmesean Reggiano cheese, Lardo di Colonnata, a special Italian cured meat, grilled zucchini, roasted garlic and topped with Stracchino
After preparing a lunch of handmade ravioli in a rich, herby sauce, chefs at a traditional hilltop restaurant show us how to make bread stuffed with creamy stracchino
Once hard to import, the soft stracchino
, creamy pouches of burrata, and the intense caciocavallo cheeses can now be had.
They include the noble but suspiciously cheesy Duchess of Stilton, Duc de la Gruyere, Marchioness of Cheshire, Marchese Stracchino
and Comte de Brie; the exotic Turkish Papoosh Pasha (attended by the grilled Kibob Bey) and the Indian Bobbachy Bahawder; and the degraded Wagg, Fogey, Slingstone and murderous Macbeth.
And there's an alternative prosciutto offering at the same price displaying tasty small rounded pieces of fried bread called "coccoli" and a creamy stracchino
Hove crescenza evolved from this tradition isn't very clear, but crescenza and stracchino
are now virtually the same cheese, and although there are aficionados who insist they are different, no one has been able to convince me of it.
Seafood is the staple in Sardinia and Sicily, while in Lombardy you'll find some of the world's finest cheeses like gorgonzola, taleggio and stracchino
Dairy company Latteria Montello has launched Probiotico Stracchino
Cheese, a probiotic soft cheese with Lactobacillus casei LM1 and LM2, said to help against stress.
But it's much more like Italy's stracchino
in taste and texture.
Its deli cases hold such intrigues as stracchino
cheese, salimini and coppa meats.
It not only produces enormous amounts of its regional specialties, Taleggio, Gorgonzola, Stracchino
and Mascarpone, it is also a primary producer of Grana Padano and Provolone.
Menu items: Variety of dishes with shaved white truffles include cornmeal polenta and fontina cheese soup, poached eggs with sauteed duck liver, smoked duck breast salad, stracchino
cheese ravioli in sage and butter sauce and veal tenderloin with fresh duck liver sauce.