Passengers will be able to observe as the cheese is made, beginning with buffalo milk curd from Salerno, Italy, and sample it while it is still warm. The cheese will be paired with an assortment of cold cuts and other high-quality Italian specialities. Burrata, Stracciatella and the traditional Fior Di Latte will also be served.
The buffalo mozzarella will also be used in the fleet's pizzerias. Besides the fresh cheese, the pies will be made with dough based on natural yeast thanks to Costa's collaboration with the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo.
This new offering is part of Costa's ongoing effort to present the best in Italian cuisine. In addition to regional Italian menus and special gala night menus crafted by two Italian, Michelin-star chefs, the line has partnered with popular brands like Barilla, Illy Caffé, Ferrari Spumante and Campari.
Costa also serves burgers made with 100% Italian Fasson meat and, at Costa Diadema's Amarillo ice cream parlor, Agrimontana handmade ice cream. Plus, the line collaborates with maître chocolatier Guido Gobino and maître pâtissier chocolatier Luigi Biasetto to serve Italian-style sweets.
Costa Diadema will debut the gourmet bar in 2016 and the rest of the ships in the fleet will begin to produce buffalo mozzarella in 2017.