86020 Molise Campobasso
86020 Molise CB, Italy
The Art of Making CheeseThe southern region of Italy is known for their traditional cheeses from scamorza to burrata (made from cows milk). It's an incredible process, and a real art which transforms cow milk, into curd, which is then dipped in hot water to soften, then kneaded and stretched and finally molded. The cheeses are then typically wrapped with string and hung to dry. Creative Cheesemakers (aka Dairymen) mold the cheese into all forms of whimsical animal shapes, like pigs, lambs & doves, but more common is a pear shape. In Molise if you go to a cheese factory early in the morning you can see this process unfold before your eyes. Otherwise, you can attend events such as the one I did here in the mountain of Campitello Matese named "The Festival of the Shepherd" in August, and can experience a personal demonstration!