Fried Cheese

Caciu frittu

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

  • About

Caciocavallo, which is imported from Ragusa, and also known as Ragusano, is now easily available in Italian markets. Hard provolone, not the kind sliced for sandwiches, can be substituted.


  • 1 pound caciocavallo cheese
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil


Cut the cheese in ¼ inch slices. Heat the oil, preferably in a nonstick frying pan. Add the cheese slices in a single layer, and fry until golden before turning to brown the other side. Serve at once.