Corsica (Corse) is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. Mountains comprise two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain.
Its capital is Ajaccio, the prefecture of Corse-du-Sud. Bastia, the prefecture of Haute-Corse, is the second-largest settlement in Corsica.
Designated as the “national cheese” of Corsica, brocciu is such an integral part of the area’s culture that poet Emile Bergerat once said “anyone who hasn’t tasted it doesn’t know the island.”