So what is this treasure? And is it truly a treasure? Italo Americans that visit here think so. They bring it back into the USA by the suitcase full. Italy readers know what it is but for my USA people, this is baked ricotta. You can slice and eat it with bread or grate it over pasta dishes, soups and risotto. I do think you can oven bake ricotta at home. I haven't yet found someone who will tell me how this is done. I imagine a slow oven.
This one looks a bit over baked but it tastes just right. A lady gave this to me because I printed out some pictures of the Gibelmanna gita for her. I didn't need a reward but it is the custom here.