Italian cuisines tend to implement some type of cheese within the recipe. Cheese is often used to create a depth in flavors as well as a creamy texture to the dish. In fact, some of the most popular Italian dishes tend to include cheese in some form. Here are some of the commonly used cheeses within Italian cuisine.
- Gorgonzola- This cheese comes from Lombardy and is made by using the milk of a cow. It tends to be used most often in desserts, salads, and pasta dishes.
- Pecorino Toscano- This cheese is made from the milk of sheep with a Tuscany origin. Pecorino Toscano is typically served with prosciutto or a fresh salad, or it can be melted to be served with olives and olive oil.
- Taleggio- This is another popular Lombardy cheese that can be created from the milk of cows. It is most often served with fresh bread or melted over fresh polenta.
- Fontina d’Aosta- This is another cheese that comes from the milk of cows with an Emilia-Romagna origin. It is most often used when creating fonduta, heating up a grilled cheese sandwich, or accompanying a fruit spread.
- Parmigiano-Reggiano- This cheese also comes from Emilia-Romagna and is known to be very versatile. In fact, it is included in several pasta and meat dishes within Italian cuisine.
Head to Basta Pasta and discover which cheese is used in your favorite Italian dishes!
In 2004, Basta Pasta opened its doors to the public, and ever since has maintained the image and experience of casual Italian dining. In addition to fresh, delicious ingredients and recipes, the restaurant strives to uphold expert, attentive, and cordial service for its customers. Enjoy a taste of Italy with hearty pasta dishes, endless salad and breadsticks, and fine wines right here in your hometown. For more information, visit our website.
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