Pan Caciato

October 2, 2012 3:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Pan caciato and Umbrian cheesebread (torta di formaggio)

You know fall is in the air, when the Pasticerria Sensi on Corso Mazzini in Assisi has pan caciato in the window.

“Cacio” means “cheese” in Umbrian dialect (“formaggio” is the word in Italian) and this tasty fall bread is made with pecorino (sheep’s milk cheese”) and walnuts.

In Assisi, most of us agree that the Sensis make the best as their pancasciato is rich in both cheese and walnuts.

Lucio Sensi, baker, arrives at his pasticceria with hot pan caciato

pIn late September/early October, this savory bread can be found in the best of the Umbrian
asticcerie: by late November, it disappears.

Click here to read about another savory Umbrian cheesebread

See Umbrian Easter cheesebreads in the making!

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