Crescenza-Stracchino originated in the Lombardy and Romagna regions of Italy and was traditionally made only during the autumn and winter months as the cows descended from the pastures of these mountainous regions. The physical exertion of the cows increased the butterfat content of the milk and the cooler temperatures were necessary for preserving the freshness of the cheese. Today, with digitally controlled temperature and humidity cooling, this cheese can be produced year round. BelGioioso is pleased to produce this delicacy in the United States.
Crescenza-Stracchino is a fresh, rindless cheese made from whole pasteurized cow's milk. The texture is soft and creamy with a uniform consistency and it spreads and melts easily. It has a mild, milky flavor with a hint of tartness that entices you to eat more.
Awards: 2009 - World Cheese Awards (2nd Place) Silver Award