Cibus Italia launched in Dakar in 2015 with the main objective of creating one the highest expressions of Italian food tradition: mozzarella.
Using only the best quality buffalo and cow’s milk, imported from Italy, and advanced machinery that replicates the knowledge of artisans, the products created by Cibus truly are exquisite. (I know this firsthand, and second serving!) They are available by delivery, at the Dakar Farmers Market and also their 150-gram pots of fresh mozzarella can be purchased at CityDia and Le Parcours. You can also find their products served in some of Dakar’s finest restaurants, pizzerias and hotels.
They produce daily, with the exception of Sundays, at their center in Sacré Coeur 3 pyrotechnie. Although mozzarella was the original focus, they have since expanded to include the following handmade cheese with Senegalese collaborators:
- Stracciatella: frayed strands of mozzarella, mixed with fresh cream
- Braided mozzarella (300/400 grams each)
- Burrata: mozzarella ball filled with stracciatella (200/400 grams each)
The cheeses are 18,500cfa/kilo and delivery is free in Dakar with a minimum order of 500g. To order, just contact Cibus (English, French, Italian), ideally 24-48 hours in advance.
Okay, we all love cheese and I have dreams about the stracciatella from Cibus, but there’s more you need to know. Prosciutto.
Oh. My. Goodness. It is heavenly – and served with the delicious melons in season right… wow. Cibus Italia’s prosciutto crudo is imported from Italy, specifically from Parma which matters significantly if you know about ham. It is 23,000cfa/kilo, available in 100-gram packages.
They also recently started making pesto and eggplant & tomato sauces, which are available in jars at 2500cfa for 250 grams.
Coming soon… Grano Padano! I cannot wait. But until then, pass the stracciatelli and the prosciutto, please.
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Tel: 771844434 or 338245316