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Get To Know More Italian Cuisines Through Their Authentic Cheeses

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Cheese is one of the most versatile item you can make into various delicacies. Cheese is best for snack, main course, appetizer, dessert, and matched with various drinks. You can find cheese in many varieties that taste heavenly. Every place around the world has special signature of dishes made with cheese. In Italian cuisine, you can also find how cheese is incorporated into their signature dishes. When you travel around Italy, consider visit different regions to get to know more of their authentic cuisine. More importantly, you can learn more about Italian cuisine through their special cheeses as follow:

Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano

This is also known worldwide as Parmesan Cheese. This special cheese from Italy has hard texture with semi-fat. It is produced with unpasteurized cow milks without adding any additives. This special cheese goes through slow aging process, resulting in unique taste. The aroma of Parmesan Cheese is pretty strong. It can be eaten in many ways, be it in flakes or grated on.

Fontina 

Fontina

This cheese is originated in the Aosta Alley. It was found back then in 1200 by the family De Funtina. However, there is another version that tells this cheese was named after the village of Fontinaz. There is no clear proof to back up both stories. However, this Italian cheese is very special. It is made from whole cow’s milk from a single milking. The milk is treated with salt and water. The cheese becomes soft once semi-cooked. It also has that softness, elasticity, and sweetness to it. It goes through 80 days of processing before being edible. You can eat it in many ways such as melting it in pan, gnocchi, on steak, or added to stuffings, soup, or salads. 

Mozzarella

Mozzarella

This is another popular cheese you can find in many Italian dishes. Originated in southern Italy, this cheese has become the queen of the table. It has simple yet delicate taste produced with pasteurized cow’s milk added with rennet and lactic ferment. This cheese has white color with smooth, and soft texture. It is the fundamental of topping for pizza and many other baked dishes. 

Gorgonzola

Gorgonzola

This cheese is originated in Gorgonzola city in 1000. this cheese has its unique taste required from the aging technique used to make it. The cow milk is placed in natural caves where mold are being created by falling spores. There are two types of Gorgonzola you can enjoy today. They are spicy Gorgonzola and sweet Gorgonzola. 

Burrata 

Burrata

This cheese has gain more popularity these days. Burrata is originated in Apulia. This cheese is produce with cow’s milk obtained from a fusion of cream and mozzarella strips. And those are the main reasons why Burrata has that unique taste of fresh cream and butter. Burrata is loved by many people across the globe due to its flavor that tend to be sweet and very pleasant int he mouth with no salt. It is simply fresh to the taste without any too strong smell or weird texture.