Caciocavallo Cheese

Many Sicilian recipes call for Caciocavallo cheese. Caciocavallo is a Southern Italian cow’s milk cheese that could be compared to Provolone (a similar, Northern Italian cheese), but depending on how long it has aged and the types of grass the cows ate before being milked, it could have a spicier and saltier flavor. It’s named for Cacio (cheese) a Cavallo (straddling, as if on horseback) because after the hot curds are kneaded and stretched until they are coagulated, elastic, and firm, the solidified mixture is formed into a sack or pear shape, tied with twine, soaked in brine for a day, and then hung to age for 4-6 months on a pole, as if it were slung on a horse’s back. #experiencesicily #caciocavallo #cheese #formaggio #food #cibo #olives #olive #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #sizilien #italy #italia #italien #sicilytourism #sicilytravel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #sicilyphoto #igerssicilia #instasicilia #igfriends_sicila #gf_italy #sicily_tourism #sicily_travel

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