Panna Cotta Strawberry Sauce
The name panna cotta is not mentioned in Italian cookbooks before the 1960s, yet it is often cited as a traditional dessert of the northern Italian region of Piedmont. One (undocumented) story says that it was invented by a Hungarian woman in the Langhe in the early 1900s. An 1879 dictionary mentions a dish called latte inglese 'English milk', made of cream cooked with gelatin and molded, though other sources say that latte inglese is made with egg yolks; perhaps the name covered any thickened custard-like preparation. Early 1890's reports on Alentejo cuisine mention a sweet dish made from honey and leftover goat cheese aromatized with rosemary that resembles modern panna cotta.