The casatella has a cylindrical shape with a shiny and soft paste on its interior. Its taste is sweet with a hint of bitterness and has a delicate, fresh and milky scent. The cheese is best enjoyed raw on a slice of local bread, but it can also be enjoyed as a condiment in fresh salads and pasta dishes.
The cheese is also best enjoyed with Italian dry white wines, such as Torchiato di Fregona DOCG, or a sparkling wine, such as Prosecco DOC.
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.