The gorgeous Tuscan hill town of Pienza is probably most famous for something most people might not associate with Italy: cheese. Pienza produces some of the finest-quality pecorino cheese in the world, made from rich sheep's milk.
Pienza's resident take their pecorino cheese very seriously, even holding a cheese rolling competition in the town square on the first Sunday in September. In the popular "Cacio al Fuso," the victory goes to the man or woman who can roll a disk of pecorino cheese so that it stops the closest to a spindle drilled into the ground. Definitely something to see if you're in the area!