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Caciocavallo

Wheys Less Traveled: Caciocavallo Impiccato


A visit to a street market in southern Italy might yield a glimpse of caciocavallo impiccato. This cheese is melted over embers and then scraped over a slice of bread.

What Do You Really Know About Asiago PDO?


Take a quick trip to Northern Italy for some fun facts about this beloved cheese.

3 Ways to Pair Speck and Wine


Speck, a delicious smoked and cured ham from Italy, shines with these three wine pairings.

Campania’s Secret Mozzarella


South of the crowds of Rome and Amalfi lies Cilento, the quiet birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet. There, in Vallo della Lucania, you can find cheesemaker Renato di Lascio of Caseificio di Lascio, first started by his grandfather. The cheesemaker specializes in mozzarella di bufala campana, as well as ricotta, all from single batches of […]

Reggiana Revival

How One Parmigiano Saved an Ancient Breed of Cattle


It’s a balmy afternoon in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and I’m standing in a barn with a cow breeder named Marco Prandi, staring into his phone. “Allora cerchiamo la natività…” he mutters to himself while scrolling through Google Image search results. Thumbnail-size paintings of nativity scenes from artists in bygone eras whiz by until, finally, he […]