Artisanal Cheeses Overview
Everything Tastes Better in Italy, Especially Cheese
Our region is filled with places to buy wonderful homemade cheeses, especially those made with sheep’s milk, like fresh or aged Tuscan pecorino and ricotta, including one of our favorites, the salty ricotta salata. With a little advance planning, the proprietors will show you how their cheeses are made. Most will seal their cheese for you on the spot so that you can bring it home and get it through customs. We will gladly steer you to the best cheese shops and cheese-making tours in the area around Benano and, if you prefer, guides who can take you there.