The word “casatiello” probably derives from the distortion of the Neapolitan dialect word “cacio”, which is a type of cheese, and the grated cheese is one of its main ingredients. It’s the main Easter treat, ever present in every picnic basket on Easter Monday. A savory cake made of flour, lard, eggs, yeast, a lot of grated pecorino and some parmesan cheese filled with salami and pepper. Stuffing is traditionally salami and diced pieces of pork fat but there are variations like mortadella salami cubes and ham. The dough is kneaded by hand and left to rise for about 10 hours and then is cooked in the oven, preferably a wood fire oven. It’s round-shaped, and the original recipe includes boiled eggs inserted on the top. Casatiello is prepared in every Neapolitan house during Easter, but can even be bought in local bakeries.