Fiordilatte is a traditional Italian cheese that originated in the Lazio region of Italy. It is a fresh, semi-soft cheese made from cow’s milk. The name “fiordilatte” translates to “milk flower,” which perfectly describes the delicate and creamy texture of this cheese.

Fiordilatte can be found in various towns and communes in the Lazio region, including Rome, Latina, Frosinone, Viterbo, and Rieti. It is commonly sold in local cheese shops, supermarkets, and specialty food stores. Some popular stores where you can find fiordilatte include Caseificio Il Fiorino in Rome, Caseificio La Contadina in Latina, and Caseificio La Fattoria in Viterbo.

There are several delicious recipes that feature fiordilatte as a key ingredient. One popular dish is Caprese salad, which combines sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, fiordilatte cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil. Another tasty recipe is Fiordilatte alla Pizzaiola, where the cheese is melted on top of a pizza crust and topped with tomato sauce, oregano, and olive oil.

Fiordilatte has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a prestigious designation given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for fiordilatte include being made from cow’s milk, having a semi-soft texture, and being produced in the Lazio region using traditional methods.

Sources:
– “Fiordilatte” – www.gustoroma.it
– “Caseificio Il Fiorino” – www.ilfiorinoroma.it
– “Caseificio La Contadina” – www.caseificiolacontadina.it
– “Caseificio La Fattoria” – www.caseificiolafattoria.it