Silversmith’s Cheese

Caciu all’ Argintera

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Appears in
Italian Regional Cookery

By Valentina Harris

Published 1990

  • About

Franca Colonna Romano, one of the greatest experts on Sicilian cuisine, gave me her recipe for this delicious dish over lunch at Lentini when we were invited to sample the Notabartolo wines. Legend has it that the dish was created by a silversmith who fell on hard times and was thereafter unable to afford meat. So he created this dish, which enabled him to enjoy the smell of ‘meat’ cooking even though it was not meat he ate, but simply cheese! Franca’s reci