Italy makes some of the best tasting, aromatic, and artisan cheeses in the world. They claim their rightful spot at the top of the list for their extraordinary cheese products and the fantastic recipes derived from them.
We’ve all heard of popular Italian cheeses such as Pecorino, Grana Padano, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Mozzarella di Bufala. Here’s a little information on the history of Italian cheeses.
A Brief History of Italian Cheese
Italy produces approximately 600 different types of cheeses. Some of their most famous cheeses date back centuries or even 2,000 years in the case of Pecorino Romano. The European Commission granted several of these cheeses protected status and the most famous of them have the DOP status.
The Romans enjoyed cheese and loved eating and making it. Sheep’s milk Pecorino Romano was a treasured cheese at imperial banquets. It became a staple food for soldiers because it had…