Razza quattr’occhi (U Cchialine)

Razza quattr’occhi, also known as U Cchialine, is a traditional cheese from the region of Molise, Italy. It is a soft cheese made from cow’s milk and is characterized by its unique shape, resembling a pair of glasses. This cheese can be found in various towns and communes of Molise, including Campobasso, Isernia, and Termoli.

In Campobasso, you can find Razza quattr’occhi at local cheese shops such as Caseificio Di Nucci and Caseificio Di Nucci & C. Snc. These shops offer a wide variety of cheeses, including this traditional Molise cheese. In Isernia, you can visit Caseificio Di Nucci & C. Snc and Caseificio Di Nucci & C. Snc to find this cheese. In Termoli, you can find Razza quattr’occhi at Caseificio Di Nucci & C. Snc.

Razza quattr’occhi is a versatile cheese that can be enjoyed in various ways. It can be used as a table cheese, enjoyed on its own or with bread and cured meats. It can also be melted and used in recipes such as pasta dishes or as a topping for pizzas. One popular recipe that features Razza quattr’occhi is “Pasta alla Molisana,” which combines this cheese with local pasta, olive oil, garlic, and chili flakes for a flavorful dish.

Razza quattr’occhi has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications of this cheese include being made from cow’s milk, having a soft texture, and being shaped like a pair of glasses. It is aged for a minimum of 30 days and has a delicate and slightly tangy flavor.

Sources:
– “Razza quattr’occhi” – Caseificio Di Nucci & C. Snc (www.caseificiodinucci.it)
– “I Cheese molisani” – Molise Turismo (www.moliseturismo.it)