This mild, soft cheese is characterised by its harder outer casing and is filled with stracciatella and cream.
Mascarpone is made by heating heavy cream and adding an acid such as tartaric acid, citric acid or lemon juice to solidify and thicken it.
It’s generally made from cow’s or goat’s milk and it has this slightly sweet taste, making it a perfect cheese to use in desserts. Ricotta is often used in cheesecakes and cannoli.
This type of Mozzarella is made from cow’s milk. It is a semi-soft cheese – it can be made into blocks of cheese, but it is easily broken down with your fingers and grated.
Scamorza is a semi-soft cheese that comes from Southern Italy. It has particular shape that makes it hard to miss in any local shop in Italy – two balls, one smaller and one bigger.
Some people believe that Taleggio was the first soft cheese in the world. Despite its pungent smell, it has a mild taste with a fruity tang that makes it popular with cheese fans.