Rosacatarra

Rosacatarra is a traditional cheese from the Basilicata region in southern Italy. It is a semi-hard cheese made from cow’s milk and has a distinct flavor and aroma. This cheese can be found in various towns and communes of Basilicata, including Matera, Potenza, and Melfi. It is commonly sold in local cheese shops and specialty stores in these areas.

One popular recipe that features Rosacatarra is the “Pasta with Rosacatarra and Tomato Sauce.” This dish combines the creamy and nutty flavors of the cheese with a rich tomato sauce, creating a delicious and satisfying meal. Another recipe is the “Rosacatarra and Basil Bruschetta,” which showcases the cheese’s unique taste when paired with fresh basil and toasted bread.

Rosacatarra has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) certification, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The cheese is made using raw cow’s milk, rennet, and salt, and it undergoes a maturation process of at least 60 days. It has a pale yellow color, a smooth texture, and a slightly spicy taste. The cheese is typically sold in round or rectangular shapes, and it weighs around 1-2 kilograms.

Sources:
– “Rosacatarra” – www.basilicataturistica.it
– “Traditional Agri-Food Products of Basilicata” – www.basilicataturistica.it