Friday, December 12, 2008

The ultimate cheese and ham 'sandwich'

Well, not really a sandwich but it tasted like the best cheese and ham sandwich you can imagine! It was a dish in a great new Italian restaurant in Soho called Bocca di Lupo (which literally translates as 'the wolf's mouth' but probably means something like the ravenous eater) and was described as Crescentini with finocchiona, speck and squacquerone cheese.

What arrived was a little deep fried pillow of bread topped with finely sliced fennel sausage and a gorgeous pool of creamy fondue-like melted cheese. Unbelievably delicious!

Squacquerone, which probably isn't pronounced to rhyme with macaroni but looks as if it should be, is apparently a fresh Italian cream cheese that's popular in Emilia Romagna and the Marche region of Italy. And Soho now, too

5 comments:

Helen Yuet Ling Pang said...

We had squacquerone in Ravenna last month a couple of times. It is actually pronounced to rhyme with macaroni (we were with Italian friends who live there). And I can confirm it's delicious...

Fiona Beckett said...

Thankyou, Helen, for confirming that! Can't wait to try it again, I must say . . .

Fiona Beckett said...

And what a great blog you have, I've just discovered. Makes my mouth water.

Helen Yuet Ling Pang said...

Thanks for visiting Fiona! And for letting me know that squacquerone is available close to home (well, to my office at least)...

Anonymous said...

that photo doesn't look like the squacquerone we had in Brisghella - yours must be melted. Ours was more like the inside of burrata.