Ficaccio is a soft cheese wrapped in fig leaves, made by a Casa Madaio dairy farm in Cilento, Campania, Italy. Mixture of cow and buffalo milk is used to make the cheese, which is aged for 30 to 40 days in humid caves that helps the cheese to maintain a soft, silky texture. The fig leaves impart a gentle herbaceous aroma on the finish.
It is delicious, sweet in taste with a hint of tartness.
This cylindrical shaped cheese can be eaten with fresh peaches or served with a little black pepper.
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