Costa Crociere is takings its Italian product offering one step forward, now producing what it called top-quality mozzarella directly onboard its ships.
“Thanks to the collaboration of Latteria del Curatino, Costa Cruises is the first company in the world to serve its guests mozzarella made onboard like in a real creamery. This new service is already available onboard our flagship Costa Diadema and on Costa Favolosa; in the next few months it will also arrive on board six other ships,” said Giuseppe Carino, vice president of guest experience and onboard revenue at Costa.
Latteria del Curatino is an Italian brand created by the cooperation between two leading dairy companies.
Comat is involved in dairy production and equipment, while Podere dei Leoni is a producer of buffalo mozzarella.
Mozzarella is made onboard Costa’s ships with Comat’s steam and electricity-powered machine. The stretched curd produced by the machine is rolled into a ball to create a mozzarella as tradition demands, or artfully shaped and moulded by the expert hands of the cheesemakers to become buffalo mozzarella.
The mozzarella and other traditional Italian cheese specialities produced onboard are including in the new “Goccialatte” menu available in the onboard pizzerias. The menu will comprise a mozzarella roll with salad, vegetables and smoked salmon; tomato and buffalo mozzarella done three different ways; tuna with Doganella oil, red onions and burrata; beef carpaccio with a chicory salad and smoked scamorza; warm focaccia, mortadella and stracciatella cheese served with pickled vegetables made on board; Neapolitan peasant bread, porcini, fior di latte cheese and guanciale.
The daily production of the mozzarella will be overseen on each ship by two specialist cheesemakers that have attended a specific training course.