Cilento Cacioricotta

Milk and milk products - Italy

The Cilento area is famous for goats and is home to a local breed, the Cilentana. The quality of their grazing land, characterized by Mediterranean macchia, shrubs and cespitose grasses, is reflected in the local cheeses, which are distinguished by their aromatic complexity. One particularly outstanding example is Cacioricotta, named after the unusual technique used for curdling the milk, partly using rennet (like “cacio,” cheese) and partly using heat (like ricotta).