Stracchino is an Italian cow’s-milk cheese, typical of northern mountainous Italian regions, especially Liguria.


Stracchino is square in shape and has no rind. It is eaten at very young stage, and has a very soft, creamy texture, with a mild and delicate flavour.

Stracchino is usually eaten on its own but is also used as a filling for bread: such as the Ligurian, focaccia col formaggio or used as a common filling for cascione which is made out of a thin flat bread.

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.