Originated at the times of Etruscans or Ancient Greeks, Focaccia is a traditional street food of Liguria region, in Northern Italy. It consists of a yeasted flat oven-baked bread with crisp crust, which is flavored with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.
Focaccia can either be eaten plain or stuffed with different toppings such as herbs, vegetables and cheeses, depending on the regional version. Among the most famous versions is Focaccia di Recco, a very thin sheet of dough stuffed with fresh crescenza cheese.
It is usually served as a side dish or as an appetizer to accompany cold cuts and sauces and can also be eaten freshly baked as a snack or sandwich.