Panna Cotta literally means “cooked cream” in Italian. The traditional Italian custard dessert originated from the north of Italy and often credited to the Piemonte region, the birthplace of fine Barolo and Barbaresco wine.
The Italian dessert is always compared and some times confused with the French Crème Brûlée.
Both have rich flavour and silken custardy texture but Panna Cotta is made without eggs – just cream. Beyond cream, all you need to make it is sugar, gelatin and vanilla.