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Italian Checca Sauce

Italian Checca Sauce


The Roman dish, checca, is a traditional sauce or salad that is perfect served over pasta or bruschetta. With fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and Caciotta romana cheese, it is a bright burst of flavor.

Checca sauce G. Giustolisi

Recipe from ‘Panini: the simple tastes of Italian style bread‘ (New Holland Publishers Australia)

Checca sauce is a dish from Roman tradition. Mozzarella, Caciotta romana cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil are the basic ingredients for this fresh salad, perfect for a summer bruschetta.

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The uncooked tomato and mozzarella can make it look like the Caprese salad. Not so.
The difference is given by the Caciotta romana cheese whose unmistakable taste gives the true personality to this recipe.

Veronica Lavenia
Course Side
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings


  • 60 g 2¼ oz buffalo mozzarella
  • 60 g 2¼ oz caciotta romana cheese (or other semi-mature cheese)
  • 2 plum tomatoes or 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 sprig of Italian parsley
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices crusty Kamut bread


  • Dice the Caciotta romana cheese and buffalo mozzarella.
  • Wash the tomatoes and cut into quarters. Put tomatoes and cheese in a large
  • bowl and season with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Heat the bread, in a preheated oven, at 180°C (350°F/Gas 4) for 2–3 minutes.
  • Spread the bread with Checca sauce, adding chopped parsley, salt and pepper


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