where to shop in…northern Italy


Of course it´s not only to cheese festival times that you can find outstanding cheeses in this little piemontese town. When in the area, head for Giolito Formaggi a family run cheese store that is well known in all of Italy, mostly sells Italian cheese and also has some impressive creations of its own. [googlemaps]


I don´t think it´s breaking news if I tell you that the city of Bologna is a mecca of all things food. When wandering through the streets you will come across one food and cheese temple after the next and it is nearly impossible to pick an outstanding cheese monger.

The Antica Formaggeria Zaratini on Via Guerrazzi 10B [googelmaps] , just a view steps away from the Basilika Santo Stefano puts its focus on just cheese and the friendly patrona is always there to help you  find your pick of the day.

Another great place is the formaggeria Barbieri, situated on the mercato delle Erbe on Via Ugo Bassi 25. [googelmaps]








If you travel by car and are on the way out of Bologna in direction of beautiful Ferrara, make sure to have a little tasting stop atL´angolo della freschezza, Via Cadriano, 27/2, 40127 Bologna BO, Italy [googlemaps]


Spaccio ParmigianoSpaccio ParmigianoA little Mekka of Salumi and cheeses you can find at Spaccio Parmigiano just a 15 minute walk from Cuneo´s Centro Storico. They have a great selection, a lovely service and can advise on all you need. Corso Gallileo Ferraris, 28, 12100 Cuneo, Italy [googlemaps]   

La Formaggeria

Right around the corner of Spaccio Parmigiano is the little shop La Formaggeria. If you can´t find your pick at the Spaccio or still have space in your shopping bag make sure to stop by.               
And let´s be honest  – there is always more space for cheese. Corso Nizza 80  [googlemaps]

San Remo

Casa del ParmigianoCasa del ParmigianoRight in the heart and just on the foot of old town San Remo you can find this little delicacy spot. Casa del Parmigiano offers you cheeses from the area as well as from other parts of Italy. If you are not sure what to pick, they will make sure that you leave the shop with just the right choice for you. Via Palazzo 15, 18038 San Remo, Italy



La Baita del formaggio

La Baita del fôrmagg on Via Lagrange 36, near the central station of Turin has been a delicacy point since 1963. Here you can find Italian cheese at its best. If new to the Piemont area don´t miss to try the famous Montebore. [googlemaps]


Since 1927 the store Borgiattino on Corso Vinzaglio 29 near Turins train station of Porta Susa, stands for best quality cheese of the Piemont and Italy. The store was awarded with the Maestro del Gusto by the slow food community and every month organizes a tasting of some speciality they discovered. [googlemaps]

Latteria Beralatteria bera

Latteria Bera has a long-standing history of selling cheese to the hungry Torinese and 3rd generation owner Chiara is always there to help you pick the right cheeses!
As with most Italian delicacy stores  Latteria Bera not only offers cheese but all the prodotti tipici  you can imagine. You can find it close to the palazzo Reale on Via San Tommaso 13.[googlemaps]


Maybe it is because the pairing of fish and cheese was a long time no-go that Venice by nature does not have a wide selection of cheese shops on offer. If in Venice for a weekend and missing your round friends stop by the Casa del parmigiano  of the Aliani family, which can be found on Via Rialto 214 and Calle del Scaleter, 214. [googlemaps]