Cacetto is a Provolone cheese, often with small fillings in the middle.
To make it, the curd is spun, then the cheese is moulded around any fillings, then dipped in wax and hung to ripen 10 days.
It is made from cow’s milk and / or buffalo milk.
There are several different kinds of Cacetto Cheese: Cacetto Sardo is made from sheep and goat’s milk.
Depending on maker, the cheese comes in various sizes and shapes; sphere, pear or block-shaped.
When there is a filling, the cheese may be referred to as Cacetto farcito.
Fillings can include prosciutto, olives, mushrooms, etc.
The cheeses may also be smoked.