Made from cow's milk
Country of origin: Italy
Region: Lombardy, Piedmont, and Veneto
Family: Italian Cheese
Type: fresh soft
Fat content: 51%
Texture: buttery, creamy and spreadable
Flavour: creamy, mild, sweet
Aroma: pleasant, rich
Crescenza cheese, also known as Stracchino, is a fresh Italian cheese from Lombardy, Piedmont, and Veneto.
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 a very soft, spreadable cheese with a creamy texture. It usually has a mild and delicate 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, risotto or baked in focaccia. As a part of the cheeseboard, Crescenza is usually served beside a selection of jams and honey.