* Stinking Bishop * – is not, as the name might imply, a rebellious monks invention of the middle ages who created a cheese whose name was to hint on his bishops doubtful fragrance. In fact it is a creation of the 20th century and was brought to life by English artisan cheesemakers Charles Martell &Son Ltd. in 1994.
When thinking of Lombardy one thinks of Milan or, in terms of cheese, probably of famous PDOs like Gorgonzola and Taleggio. But it wouldn´t be Italy if the obvious wouldn´t be escorted by an uncountable variety of more hidden wonders and gems.
Bo Jensen – Rooky to Celebrity, or Everything is Possible
Since the 2023 World Cheese Awards will take place in Trondheim, Norway we think it´s the right time to rerun our talk with Norwegian Cheese Maker Bo Jensen!
Enjoy our interview to find out more about his story, dairy and future plans and watch selected clips from our live chit-chat on the Instachannel of #caseificiagricoli !
Vacherin Mont d’Or – the digging, stripping gold dipper
I don’t know how it is for you, but I sometimes get confused; there is a French *Vacherin Mont d’Or AOP* and a Swiss one. But what exactly is the difference and which one is the “real” one and is there even a “real” and a “non-real one”?
Most important things first – they are both real!
Formaggiastic is going on a late summer break!
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Pecorino Seggianino- a smooth flavor dive!
Pecorino Seggianino! Thanks to our cooperation with Passione Toscana, this summer we take a deep flavor dive into different Pecorini from Tuscany.
A few weeks ago we already featured Maremma born Pecorini and also today we welcome a Pecorino from this unique Tuscan region.
Cabannin .. U-Cabanin!
Ever heard of Cabannin cows or the U-Cabanin cheese?
Well – lucky us – we can still enjoy both, since not too long ago this cow breed and its cheese faced a future only in history books.
Pecorini di Maremma – Tuscans at heart
Recently we got a delivery from our cheeseful partner *Passione Toscana* and in it we found 3 Pecorini from the Maremma region of Southern Tuscany.
Bola de Ocosingo – Cheese Ball from out of Mexican Space
As you know Gustav and I are ambitious cheese-travelers and if it was on us we would do nothing else but hunt cheeses world-wide. Well, we can´t, but lucky us Gustav charmed some cheese-courriers to do the hunt and bring back some exceptional finds to taste and welcome into our *formaggiastic* community.
Today this traveller from afar is *Bola de Ocosingo*- but before going into its specialties let´s take a short glimpse into the history of Mexican cheese making.
Washed rind cheese- washed, smeared and sticky
I don´t know how you feel, but Gustav and I often get confused around the term “washed rind cheese”.
There are long ripened, hard cheeses like *Gruyère* from Switzerland that are called washed rind cheese and then there are the little soft ones like *Livarot* from France that are also called washed rind cheese.