Burrata is a soft and fresh Italian cheese typical of the Apulia region, in Southern Italy. It is made of cow’s milk and fresh cream following traditional and handmade techniques. Thanks to its delicate and creamy flavor burrata is perfect to make delicious salads in contrast with juicy fresh fruits.
Among the best ways to eat burrata cheese is to accompany ripe tomatoes, peaches and chunks of crusty bread, flavored with fresh basil leaves and topped with a drizzle of balsamic and extra virgin olive oil.
Originally from the city of Catania, Pasta alla Norma is a traditional vegetarian pasta dish of the Sicilian cuisine, in Southern Italy. It is made of fried eggplants in rich tomato sauce, topped with basil leaves and sprinkled with grated ricotta salata or parmesan cheese.
This savory sauce is usually served as a first dish with short pasta shape such as rigatoni, which can easily collect the tomato sauce, but it can also be deliciously eaten with spaghetti.
Originally from Naples, in Campania region, Mozzarella in Carrozza is a typical Italian appetizer easy to prepare. It consists of two slices of bread filled with mozzarella or mozzarella di bufala cheese and sprinkled with breadcrumb. The bread is then dip in the beaten egg and fried.
Crispy on the outside with a soft and melting heart, Mozzarella in Carrozza is usually served as an appetizer, a single dish or as an Italian aperitif.
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.
Originally from Emilia-Romagna region, Piadina is a yeast free flatbread sandwich filled with a wide variety of ingredients. Among the most popular ones are sliced tomatoes, fresh lettuce, mozzarella cheese and ham. Piadina also goes very well with Nutella and jam for a sweeter version.
Very fast and easy to prepare, Piadina is one of the most delicious street food of the region.