Canestrato Pugliese DOP

Canestrato Pugliese DOP is a hard cheese made with sheep’s milk, produced within the province of Foggia and in various communities in the province of Bari in the region of Puglia.


Canestrato Pugliese DOP has a cylindrical shape, with a brown or yellow coloured rind that is wrinkled, hard and thick. The cheese is straw yellow in colour, compact, and crumbly with a pronounced aroma and an intense, salty and spicy taste.

Canestrato Pugliese DOP is used as a table cheese or grated on a variety of dishes, it pairs well with an intense, full-bodied wine such as the local Cacc’e Mmitte di Lucera DOC.

true italian taste

When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.

Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.

Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.

So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.