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9 Awesome Italian Cheeses Everyone Should Know

Hannah Howard 19 comments

A whiff and a bite of meaty, oozing Taleggio or a sweet, creamy Robiola is proof the French have no monopoly on cheese triumph. Here are some stellar, beloved Italian cheeses that ought to be part of your repertoire. More

Serious Cheese: Tough Economy Hits the King of Cheese

Serious Cheese Jamie Forrest 5 comments

Photograph from Kristin Shaw on Flickr Last week the Wall Street Journal reported on an interesting story that lies at the intersection of economics and cheese. According to the paper, the Italian government is planning a bailout for, of all things, the Parmigiano-Reggiano industry. The bottom line is that at current prices the cheese costs more to produce than it does to purchase; a cheesemaker cited in the article spends €8 to produce a kilogram of cheese that he then sells for €7.40.... More

Crowning the 'King of Cheese'

Serious Cheese Jamie Forrest 8 comments

Photograph from Anna Majkowska on Flickr A reader of my blog wrote me recently with an interesting question: I work at a Whole Foods in SoCal, we are debating which cheese is rightly called the "King of Cheese." My boss says Reggiano. I disagree, but not in whole. Most sites say Stilton is the "King of Cheese," more so than Reggiano (internet search). However, Stilton is called "the King of English Cheeses" at some sites as well. Would this make Reggiano "the King of Italian Cheeses?" Maybe you can point me in some direction to get this debate settled for me, either way. I have seen each of these cheeses referred to as the King of Cheese, but I have... More

Snapshots From Italy: Hammer Your Spears

Serious Eats Gina DePalma 23 comments

Italians have an undeserved reputation for hammering vegetables to a fault, an accusation most often leveled at us by the" tender-crisp" camp. While I agree that cooking vegetables to the point of disintegration can be yucky, I think undercooked veggies... More

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