Woman placing a fiadone cheesecake into the oven


Fiadone Is The Corsican Cheesecake You Merit
Fiadone is a style of cheesecake with origins in Corsica, a Mediterranean island between Italy and France. Its key ingredient is brocciu, which is a fresh sheep or goat's cheese.
Fiadone is a symbol of the island's flavors, as well as its unique landscape and agriculture. It's often served as a final course after dinner alongside a glass of dessert wine.
The distinctly Corsican brocciu cheese lends fiadone a tantalizing, crumbly texture, unlike the stickier, custardy-style cheesecakes common in the U.S.
Other ingredients include lemon zest, juice, eggs, butter, sugar, and some brandy such as eau-de-vie, and/or vanilla extract. It contains no flour, making it very light.
When baked, fiadone takes on a brown, caramelized top. Like American cheesecake, fiadone is served cold, so it will need time to chill after baking.
While fiadone's creation date is unclear, its creation likely occurred sometime after the 16th century, when flans first made their way into cookbooks.