This pretty Italian word essentially means "small mouthfuls" or "little bites", which is the perfect way to describe these delicious egg-sized balls. Bocconcini are available in smaller sizes, and are great for pasta, pizza, salads or snacks.

More about Bocconcini Less about Bocconcini
Canadian cheese platter

About Bocconcini

Bocconcini are delicious bite-sized cheese balls made from smooth, pasteurized cow's milk. They come in a variety of sizes, and are kept in light brine to preserve the freshness of the overall product, as well as the portions that are not used immediately.

Keeping Cheese


Store Canadian Bocconcini in the brine it was sold in, or in lightly salted water. Most Canadian Bocconcini cheeses are packaged and bear a “best before” date, so check that date and keep your cheese refrigerated.


Freezing is not recommended for this type of cheese.

Stay Connected

Discover even more articles, contests, and delicious recipes for your whole family.

Send to Friend

* required field
Psst. Some required fields, er, require your attention...