An Ode To Castlemagno
Read about Suzann Hoffman's cheeseventure to Italy in search of Castlemagno. Maybe it will inspire your own cheesy pilgrimage.
If Italian cheese were an empire, Castelmagno would be its emperor. OK, sorry for the hyperbole, and perhaps I'm channeling my own taste, but this really is a king of cheese. Unfortunately, whenever I ask for Castelmagno in America, I get a look that shouts “you have two heads, woman!” It's obscure here, despite its acclaim at the biennial World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis.