Ciliegine are small mozzarella cheeses the size of a large cherry. Like other mozzarellas, they are semi-soft, white and rindless unripened mild cheeses which originated in Naples.
Ciliegine of whole cow's milk where the higher liquid content lends them the soft consistency of fior di latte.
This cheese is described by its Italian name which means cherry. It is made in the pasta filata manner by dipping curds into hot whey, and kneading, pulling and stretching. Each cheese is about the size and shape of a large cherry. Ciligine are cherry-sized bites of our fresh cowÕs milk mozzarella. With a milky flavour and soft texture, theyÕre perfect straight from the container as a bite-sized snack. And if thereÕs any left, toss them into a salad, or wrap them with prosciutto and serve with antipasti.