Madame Fromage: On Italy and Cheesing with Uncle Paolo
During Madame Fromage's recent travels in Italy, she reunited with her uncle Paolo, discovering their shared love of cheese. An even better discovery? The famous Verona cheese truck makes a stop across the street from uncle Paolo's house.
I dashed out the door after Uncle Paolo, who moved in long jackrabbit strides, and in two minutes we were standing in line with several black-shoed grannies. The cheeses displayed in the cart blew my mind. Alongside familiar wheels of Parmigiano, there were rustic square cheeses with hierolglyph-like markings and soft, white basket cheeses draining on trays.
Together with Uncle Paolo, I tried two cheeses that were unlike any other I’ve tasted.
Photo by Madame Fromage