Meatballs in White Cheese Sauce
Polpette in bianca
In Italian restaurants white cheese sauces are all the rage this year. This recipe for meatballs in white cheese sauce was inspired by a visit to a gourmet pizzeria in Taranto.
I have lost count of the number of times, I’ve had meat of pasta in white cheese sauce at restaurants in Italy this year. The colourless sauces are extremely popular from north to south, and they are almost always made of hard cheese cooked in milk. This gives them lighter texture than the traditional creamy cheese sauce favoured by Americans, but you can always add some mozzarella, if you miss the extra calories.
This elegantly pale recipe for meatballs in white cheese sauce was inspired by a visit to Il Braciere in Taranto, where they – apart from quality pizzas – serve a wide range of antipasti. Their freshly-made, burning hot, homemade potato crisps are a must try.