3rd Annual Crucolo Parade at The Cheese Shop in Concord, MA
For the third consecutive year, hundreds of residents of Concord, Massachusetts will line Walden Street here to welcome the largest wheel of Italian cheese in the western hemisphere. A 400 lb. Crucolo cheese, from a tiny village in the Trentino region of northern Italy, is expected to be at The Cheese Shop of Concord, 29 Walden Street, at 3:30 PM on Thursday, December 6.
The Cheese Shop of Concord is the only place in America where you can not only see and taste this mild, rindless cow’s milk cheese, just minutes after it arrives by an old fashioned, draft horse-drawn cart, but you can also join an Italian chorale group in serenading the cheese, and/or have a photo taken with the cheese. And that’s just part of the fun.
This family-friendly event also features the Crucolo Dancers, a high-spirited troupe of students from Concord Academy, prancing alongside the horse cart while brandishing large chunks of cheese, and free samples of canederli, an authentic Italian recipe made with this versatile cheese. But first, a proclamation will be presented, officially naming it Crucolo Day in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Last year, more than 200 Concordians turned out on a mild December afternoon to greet the cheese, which stands as high as a 4-year-old child. In fact, the entire wheel of cheese – which retails for $19.99/lb and makes a superlative grilled cheese sandwich -- was sold out in less than two weeks !
The public is invited to attend Crucolo Day in Concord. On street parking is available, and the event will occur rain or shine. Free of charge.