The history of cheese smoking

smoked cheese

The time has come to open up our gastronomic history book and learn about a special process that has brought a new colour to the lives of cheese connoisseurs – smoking. But before we get started, let’s look at how it all began. The first cheeses were made sometime around 7000 BC in Asia Minor … Read more

Cheese making, from cow to table

cheese making

We cheese lovers know a myriad of cheeses, and we all have our favourites. But do we know how cheese is made? How the cheese is made 1.The basis of quality cheese – cow’s milk, sheep’s milk, goat’s milk The first step in making cheese is to collect the milk, which can be the well-known … Read more

The Taste Of Dolce Vita – Asiago cheese

asiago cheese

Asiago cheese is a speciality of the region, made from the aromatic milk of the eponymous cows that have grazed freely on the Asiago plateau for thousands of years. The cheese, which is rich in proteins and enzymes but not too fatty, has a great taste and texture and was awarded the DOC in 1978, … Read more

The original mozzarella di bufala

mozzarella-di-bufala

Mozzarella di bufala also originates from the province of Campania. Within that region it is mainly produced in the provinces of Caserta and Salerno. Written evidence of the commercial use of buffalo milk dates back as far as the 14th century. The public had to wait until 1570 for the name ‘mozzarella’, when chef Bartolomeo … Read more

Mozzarella, The Italian Cheese Wonder

mozzarella

The dominant cheese of southern Italy is very popular in many places. Mozzarella is often eaten with salads, pasta, pizza or sandwiches, as the fresh cheese with its relatively neutral taste and pleasant texture easily adapts to almost any dish. History of the Mozzarella The origins of mozzarella are lost in the mists of time. … Read more

The Real Parmesan

parmesan

Parmigiano-Reggiano: the king of Italian cheeses, a member of the cheese trinity. If you ask anyone what comes to mind when they think of Italy, one of the first five things they think of is Parmesan. I recently received a souvenir from Italy: a 40(!) month old piece of genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano. It’s over three years … Read more

The 6 Most Important Italian Cheeses

italian cheese

There are around 450 protected Italian cheeses, from which we have picked six. First up are Gorgonzola, Parmigiano and Mascarpone, followed by Mozzarella, Pecorino and Ricotta. Gorgonzola We are in the north of Italy, in Piedmont and Lombardy (Milan and Turin are their capitals). Gorgonzola has been made for thousands of years, originally from the … Read more

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