Casatella is a typical Venetian cheese made from cow's milk (it was once called "casata"), which is also the oldest and most popular cheese in Veneto. The etymology of its name, deriving from the Latin «caseus» - which means cheese - recalls the image of a product made at home, as it once was.
Casatella is a fresh cheese, with an almost non-existent rind and a soft, white, buttery texture with a milky flavor and an imperceptible acidity. It is prepared in wheels with a diameter between 10 and 20 cm and a height of about 10 cm. This cheese should be eaten fresh, but it can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. In this case the dough loses part of its softness, becoming crumbly and more intense in flavor.