Crescenza di Bufala is a full-fat pasteurized buffalo milk cheese made by Quattro Portoni in Bergamo, Italy. The name 'Crescenza' is derived from the Italian word 'stracca', which means 'tired' in English. It is said that the cheese made from the milk of tired cows moving seasonally up and down the Alps, is rich in fats and more acidic in nature.
Crescenza is milky-white in colour with a fresh moist and buttery paste and no rind. It usually has a mild and delicate sweet flavour.
This rich, fresh cheese is ideally eaten on its own or paired with fresh rocket salad and prosciutto. It is also used on pizzas, in risottos or baked in focaccia. As a part of cheese board, Crescenza is usually served besides a selection of jams and honey.
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