Cheese focaccette from Megli

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Have you ever heard of Megli’s focaccette? Nothing to do with focaccia, the flat Ligurian bread! They are fritters, made of thin layers of  dough, stuffed with creamy melting  cheese (crescenza).

For us Genoese, cheese fritters  represent the delicious destination of a trip out of town, between olive trees and lemons, overlooking the sea.

They are typical of the small village of Megli – a handful of narrow houses around a sanctuary overlooking the Paradiso Gulf. Here, every year on Easter Monday, the focaccette fair is organized.

Megli’s focaccette are prepared with the same ingredients as Recco’s most famous cheese focaccia, but they are fried, and this, you can imagine, makes a certain difference.

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