Back by popular demand, this is our second Italian cheese tasting event with my friend Gaia Massai, a leading expert in Italian cuisine. Gaia was born, raised and educated in Tuscany. Today she's a wine and olive oil producer and a regular lecturer on Italian food at the Institute of Culture.
Guests at this event will sample cheeses from a variety of Italian regions, learn about their history and how they’re made, and get practical tips for buying, storing and serving these products.
I will prepare a light meal to complement the tasting - incorporating ingredients like buffalo mozzarella, ricotta,and parmigiana DOP.
As always you are invited to bring your own wine for the event!
Bruschetta with tomatoes on arrival
Piave DOP - Semi-skimmed cow’s milk cheese from Veneto
Pecorino Toscano DOP – Traditional Tuscan sheep’s milk, drizzled with honey
Taleggio DOP – Full cream cows milk from Lombardy, served with cracker and walnut
Parmigiano Reggiano DOP – The king of cheeses, often imitated. We are sampling the real thing, from Emilia-Romagna
Gorgonzola DOP – Italian blue cheese from the regions Piedmont and Lombardy, served with cracker and pear
Buffalo mozzarella on skewers with tomatoes
Risotto cacio e pepe
Cannoli with ricotta
You are invited to bring your own wine to enjoy during the tasting!