Soft Italian cheese

Soft Italian cheese

Italy is widely known for the high quality and variety of its products. One of these products is surely Italian cheese. In fact, in Italy every region has a typical cheese. Since I’ve already talked about Hard Italian cheese in another article, today I’d like to focus on some of the most famous and typical soft Italian cheeses. TALEGGIO Let’s start from my favourite soft Italian cheese: taleggio. To be precise, taleggio is considered a semisoft cheese. Its name comes from Val Taleggio, a valley in Lombardy. Taleggio is a DOP cheese, so it can be produced only in specific…

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Let’s learn 10 common Italian cooking words

Let's learn 10 common Italian cooking words

Every recipe is different, I know, but there are still some Italian cooking words that you can find in recipes easier than others. Today I’ll explain to you ten common Italian cooking words that, joined to the ones explained in Ten Italian cooking terms you should know, will allow you to understand a large number of Italian recipes. Let’s start. TAGLIARE Tagliare is one of the most common Italian cooking words and means to divide something into pieces with a knife or with another sharp object. So, in short, tagliare means to cut. Ex: Tagliate le zucchine a metà Cut the…

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Ten Italian cooking terms you should know

Ten Italian cooking terms you should know

It’s widely known that Italy and food are strongly interrelated. There isn’t one single Italian woman that isn’t able to cook a delicious meal, even the ones who say that are terrible cooks. So, it seems pretty logical that Italians have created an entire special vocabulary dedicated to cooking. Knowing Italian cooking terms is essential if you want to follow a recipe written in Italian. So, today, I’m going to provide you with a list of some Italian cooking terms that can be useful for you. 1. ROSOLARE One of the most common Italian cooking terms you can find is…

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Do you like Italian hard cheese?

You can’t think about Italy without thinking also about its food. Two of the things that make Italian food so great are both the high quality and the variety of its products. Today I’d like to talk to you about Italian hard cheese. Indeed, in Italy there is a great variety of cheeses, and many of them are produced in a certain Italian region only. Let’s start listing some of the most popular Italian hard cheeses among Italians. GRANA PADANO Grana Padano is maybe the most famous Italian hard cheese in the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the…

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Traditional Italian sweets for Christmas

Traditional Italian sweets for Christmas - Panettone

Christmas is the time of the year where families join together, where hope is stronger than ever, where people bring out the best in themselves. Every country has its own traditions for Christmas – I talked about some Italian Christmas traditions in the last week’s post. In Italy, for example, it’s typical to eat some traditional Italian sweets during the Christmas holidays. I’m talking about pandoro and panettone – if you haven’t tasted them yet, do it, they’re delicious. So, today I’m going to talk about the history of these two famous Italian sweets: pandoro and panettone. PANETTONE The most…

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