Caciotta di capra dei Monti Lattari is a traditional Italian cheese made from goat’s milk. It is produced in the Campania region, specifically in the towns and communes located in the Monti Lattari mountain range. This mountain range stretches across the provinces of Naples and Salerno, encompassing several towns such as Agerola, Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello.
The production of Caciotta di capra dei Monti Lattari follows specific guidelines and has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PAT) status. This recognition ensures that the cheese is made using traditional methods and ingredients from the designated geographical area. The goats that provide the milk for this cheese are raised in the mountainous pastures of Monti Lattari, which contributes to the unique flavor and characteristics of the cheese.
One popular recipe that incorporates Caciotta di capra dei Monti Lattari is the “Caciotta and Tomato Bruschetta.” This simple yet delicious dish involves toasting slices of bread, rubbing them with garlic, and topping them with sliced tomatoes and Caciotta cheese. The bruschetta is then drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper before being served as an appetizer or snack.
Another recipe that highlights the flavors of this cheese is the “Caciotta and Zucchini Pasta.” In this dish, cooked pasta is tossed with sautéed zucchini, garlic, and olive oil. The Caciotta cheese is then grated and sprinkled over the pasta, adding a creamy and tangy element to the dish.
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