I cant believe I’ve gone through all of October without once mentioning cheese! Italy is known for its glorious parmigiano reggiano, grana padano – Italy knows its cheese. Sardinia is no exception and makes some of the best cheeses of all of Italy. In particular are their sheep’s milk cheeses.
We already talked a little bit about Pecorino Sardo when I showed you my favorite desert, Sebadas, but that is just the tip of the cheese wedge. There are so many different types of Sardinian cheese. Soft, hard, strong and mild, these cheeses cover a wide gamut.
We have a lovely wedge of Pecorino Originale – which means its an artisanal cheese, handmade. And it was cheap. It tastes a little like cheddar but is unique on its own. And of course we have fresh grated parmesan. We do eat a lot of pasta after all.
One more day, I’m not sure if I should be happy or sad! I’ve shared a lot this month about what I love about living in Italy. What is your favorite cheese? Does your area offer any kind of specialty? Please share in the comments.
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