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Pecorino! Even the name seems to contain a piece of Italy! This time it’s not about cheese, but about a whole family of Italian cheese made from sheep’s milk. The predecessor of his name was the word pecora, which means “sheep.” As many as 8 varieties of pecorino (Pecorino) classified as DOP. Of course, getting to know your large family is not an easy task.
But to find out the details of the life of its brightest representative, Pecorino Romano, on the contrary, will be extremely interesting. Continue reading
Mozzarella (Mozzarella di Bufala) – one of the most famous and common Italian cheeses. Mozzarella is a soft young cheese that can and should even be eaten immediately after production. There is nothing to compare with fresh mozzarella with a pleasant, delicate taste of buffalo milk! Once you have tasted real mozzarella, you can never refuse it.
It is still unknown who brought buffalo to Italy. Some say that Hannibal, others that the Arabs, and some believe that the Indians. It is also believed that this cheese appeared in the XII century and invented it completely by accident. At that time, as you know, there were no refrigerators, and here the locals of a small town in the Campania region stored milk in the stomach of a buffalo in the cellar. Continue reading
Rice is one of the few cereals, the national food on the basis of which is found in most countries of the world. So Italian cuisine did not disregard this wonderful product. Risotto (Risotto) – a rice dish cooked on a broth. It is common in all regions of the republic, but it is still more preferred in the north of the country. At home, it is usually served first before the main dish. The huge variety of risotto makes it an attractive target for both restaurant and home cooks.
Our article is a laid-back guide to the world where rice rules.
The history of risotto is naturally connected with the history of rice in Italy. Continue reading