Italian Traditional Cheese Cakes

When you name Cheese cake to Italians, we think of a typical American or German cake with a crusty hard base done with biscuits/cookies and a soft cheese consistency on top.

If you ask if we have Italian Cheese cakes we do not know what to answer as we do not usually name them Cheese cakes, they have their traditional names .Then, thinking of their ingredients we realise they are cheese cakes.

Let me give you some examples:

Ricotta e Zafferano,where the saffron may take advantage and give an unexpected nice taste.

Ricotta Cheese cake, this is great because it’s also gluten free, easy to make .And you can add a touch of grated chocolate .

Crostata di Ricotta al Cioccolato,a little more complex to prepare but simply fantastic.

All of them with ricotta:this is the perfect cheese for our cakes .If you’re interested in making Ricotta at home follow Homemade Italian Cooking Course .

Considering that mascarpone is a cheese,have you ever thought that also Tiramisù may be considered a Cheese cake.Would you agree ?

Have a nice National Cheese Cake day !

7 thoughts on “Italian Traditional Cheese Cakes

  1. I just took a look a the recipe for the Ricotta Gluten Free Cheese cake and it looks very enticing. Quite a few egg yolks but I am sure that it what gives it it’s beautiful colour and creamy flavour. I love finding interesting gluten free recipes and since this one is Italian and I am living in Italy – I think I should have a go. Thank you for sharing! Much appreciated x


  2. Ciao Martina, thank you for visiting our blog and glad you’re interested in this recipe.Sincerely it’s lovely and take into consideration that the cake is the size we usually use for 12 persons ,so not many eggs per person.Try also the Castagnaccio, if you like chestnut flour:this is a very Tuscan recipe.

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