|taly is known for its diversity and tradition: around 400 types of cheese age in Europe’s oldest cheese making country. Some of them are world famous while others are unjustly known only in their homeland. A trip through the regions is surely worthwhile not only for the discerning gourmet.
32 of the 400 types of cheese come with the D.O.P. seal signifying “protected designation of origin”. Strict controls guarantee that this cheese is produced in a defined region according to a defined method using exclusively milk from that region. Use our map and discover selected types of cheese (simply “travel” with the mouse over the map): many are simply typical for their region without bearing the D.O.P. seal while others actually have a protected designation of origin.