Hailing from the northwestern region of Liguria and dating back to the 11th century, focaccia is, without doubt, a veritable institution of Italian cuisine. Focaccia col formaggio, or focaccia with cheese, is synonymous with the town of Recco, which lies just south of the region’s capital, Genoa.
Of course, this sumptuous combination of dough and cheese far predates modern-day Italy; records of focaccia col formaggio hark back to the Crusades when the local farmers of Recco were forced to take refuge and had access to only the most humble of ingredients: flour, water, cheese, and oil. Together, the creamy, mild temperament of crescenza cheese nestled between flaky pieces of wafer-thin dough results in a bread worth every inch of its place in Italian gastronomic heritage.
Although hundreds of years have passed since the first focaccae col formaggio were crafted, the art of making this bread has not been lost on Ligurian natives. When an organisation exists such as the Consorzio Focaccia col Formaggio di Recco, specifically dedicated to preserving this local delicacy, ensuring culinary excellence is no simple feat. We admire the true artisanship of our friends at Tossini, a family committed to producing bread of only the highest quality. It is testament to their craftsmanship that they have earned the right to be “bearers of genuine Italian focaccia” in il bel paese, as well as across the European continent. We trust that you’ll love their focaccia as much as us.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Stracchino Cheese (Cow's MILK, Rennet, Salt), WHEAT Flour, Water, Olive Oil, Corn Flour, Rice Flour, Malt Extract (BARLEY, Corn), Salt, Flavours.
In addition to the recipe-specific allergen information provided, Pasta Evangelists handles all 14 allergens prescribed in legislation. Whilst we have implemented and maintain safety practices and take all reasonable precautions to prevent cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee that our products will not contain traces of these allergens.
Calories per serving: 499kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 1302kJ
- Calories 312kcal
- Fat 17.9g
- Of which saturates 12.3g
- Carbohydrates 22.5g
- Of which sugars 1.8g
- Protein 14.8g
- Salt 1.2g