A rich, creamy, fresh cheese, also known as Crescenza Stracchino, that’s widely made in Italy’s regions of Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto. Its texture and flavor are similiar to that of a mild cream cheese, and it becomes very soft and spreadable at room temperature. Crescenza is made from uncooked cow’s milk and is sometimes blended with herbs. It doesn’t age well and, although not widely imported, can be found in some specialty cheese shops. See also cheese.