Taste Italy

Torta di latticini alla Lucana

With origins in Matera, a province in the southern region of Basilicata, Torra 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.

Follow our recipe for Torta di Latticini alla Lucana here.