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The Tale of Italian Cheeses!

Ciao! We all know that Italy is an unofficial synonym for the word cheese but did you know the saga of Italy + cheese began thousands of years ago? Yes! You heard it right. It is believed that the Roman Empire’s love for cheese made them produce and introduce the fabulous hard cheese to the whole of Europe. With over 2500 traditional varieties of cheese, out of which 500 are commercially recognized, and more than 300 are PDO, Italy is the global capital of cheese!

But have you ever been curious about the origin of your favourite cheese? How they came into existence, or how they are produced? We know you want to know! Well, look no further!

Today, we are serving you a cheesy platter for thought, right here, to ease your curiosity!

| Parmigiano Reggiano PDO - Emilia-Romagna |
First and foremost, please make way for The King of Cheeses is here! Parmigiano Reggiano is one of the most loved cheeses throughout the world, and rightly so. If you have tasted this fabulous cheese, you will never question its famous title! This remarkable cheese has an official day to celebrate its existence - designated by The Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano - 'Parmigiano Reggiano Day' on 27th October. Now, how about that?!

Parmigiano Reggiano is a unique, inimitable cheese that has had an unbelievable journey through thousands of years and is still produced in the same places using the same ingredients. It gets its name from the two provinces it is produced in - Parma & Reggio Emilia.

Made using natural ways with unpasteurized cow’s milk and no additives, every age of the Parmigiano Reggiano's maturation has a different aroma and taste that is one of a kind. This delicious cheese tastes best at a temperature between 16° - 17°C.

A cheese that gets better with age, you can enjoy Parmigiano Reggiano PDO on its own or grate in food preparation.

| Burrata - Apulia |
Are you a soft creamy cheese person? Well, fresh Burrata is the cheese for you! With each bite, we guarantee you will fall more and more in love with it. Did you know - Burrata is a beloved product from the Apulia region, Italy, and is produced using mozzarella + cream? Burrata is believed to have originated around 1900.

The outer layer of this fantastic cheese is solid whereas the inner layer is filled with rich stracciatella and cream.

Burrata is an ideal cheese to be consumed with salad, pasta and many more traditional Italian cuisines.

| Pecorino Romano PDO - Sardinia |
Pecorino Romano is an extraordinary cheese whose origin dates back to Roman Empire times. A beloved cheese to ancient Romans, who depended on Pecorino Romano for its nutritional value. Fun Fact: The Romans had allotted 27 grams as a daily ration to the region's soldiers to boost their marching capacity!

Originally, Pecorino Romano was produced in the countryside around Rome and Lazio, but due to a lack of sheep milk, the production gradually moved to the island of Sardinia. Did you know that on the Island of Sardinia, sheep outnumber humans? Yes, it's true! So naturally, Sardinia picked up production of Pecorino Romano and now 96% of Pecorino Romano is produced in Sardinia.

Pecorino has many varieties but Pecorino Romano is one of the most loved among all. The authentic Pecorino Romano can be identified by the dotted letters on the rind along with the symbol of the stylized sheep head enclosed in a dotted diamond, acknowledging the originality of the product.

Produced using sheep’s milk, it is a delicious hard cheese that has low water content and long ageing.

| Gorgonzola PDO - Lombardy |
A cheese that tastes as fantastic as it looks! With gorgeous blue veins, Gorgonzola is a pick for you if you are planning to entertain or enjoy even it all by yourself. Prepared using unskimmed milk, it has a mild and sharp flavour depending on its age and an unmissable nutty aroma.

Mainly produced in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont, Gorgonzola is ideally aged for 3 - 4 months. The two varieties of Gorgonzola are - the less aged Gorgonzola Dolce and the more aged Gorgonzola Piccante.

Gorgonzola can be consumed in many ways - in a salad or even as a pretty blue dressing cheese.

| Mozzarella di Bufala PDO - Campania |
Graced with the title of “The queen of the Mediterranean cuisine” - Mozzarella di Bufala is a cheese that is produced using the Italian buffalo’s milk. The flavour is so unique that it is even granted the nickname “white gold”. Although the exact origin of this flavourful cheese is still unclear, it is connected back to the middle ages and is popularly made in the Campania region, Italy.

Mozzarella di Bufala is produced using buffalo milk and is a soft and creamy cheese, you must try it with a salad or enjoy it even on its own.

Buffalo Mozzarella can help you prepare a delicious spread of authentic Italian dishes!

Here is a visual representation of the origin of your favourite Italian cheeses.
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We at Casinetto strive to bring forward the best quality products from Italy and Europe, Hoping to help you experience the top quality products in the conform of your home. Check out our authentic cheese collection, and do not forget to share your experience with us!

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