Torta di latticini alla Lucana : a southern italian speciality

With origins in Matera, a province in the southern region of Basilicata, Torta di Latticini alla Lucana is one of the regions most popular desserts.


The dessert translates to “dairy cake” in english and is made with a variety of dairy products including ricotta and fresh cheese.

Torta di Latticini alla Lucana is technically a savory pie with ricotta, pecorino and salsiccia but with the addition of sugar, it was long considered peasant food of the cave dwellers living in Matera, as it used the ingredients available to local farmers, such as sheep’s cheese and salami.

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.