The variety in Italian wine is just enormous. So many grape varieties turned into wine all around the country.
But the variety in Italian cheese is just as overwhelming.
There’s so many different wines and cheeses in Italy, that with our partners at His and Her Wine, we’ve had to split the pairings into two parts.
Below is Part 2, focused on Southern Italy, with just the Sparkling Prosecco from the North to break things up a little bit amongst the reds.
The one you absolutely need to try is the Sardinian Grenache (locally called Cannonau) with Cazu Marzu cheese, full of live worms… Interesting !! All the other pairings are sightly less adventurous, but just as enjoyable…
Make sure you also check on Italian Wine & Cheese Pairing Part 1.
Today’s pairings are:
Puglia Primitivo (Puglia IGT/di Manduria/Salento IGT)
- Canestrato Pugliese (Sheep)
- Manteca (Cow)
- Caciocavallo Podolico (Podolica Cow)
- Caciocavallo Abruzzese (Cow)
- CacioRicotta (Cow)
- Pampanella (Goat)
Sparkling Glera Prosecco (Treviso/Congeliano-Valdobbiadene/Cartizze)
- Asagio (Cow)
- Cansiglio Stagionato (Cow)
- Comelico (Cow)
- Mozarella di Bufala Campana (Cow)
- Provolone (Cow)
- Basilio (Pecorino al Basilico) (Cow)
Sardinia Grenache (Cannonau di Sardignia/Isola dei Nuraghi/Romangia)
- Fiore Sardo (Sheep)
- Pecorino Sardo (Sheep)
- Casu Marzu (Sheep with live insect Larvae)
See you all soon for more deliciousness…
Because France is full of delights too, you may want to check on some French wine and cheese Pairings.
Thanks you again to His and Her Wine for superbly presenting these pairings. Aren’t these pictures of cheese lovely and appetizing? Our collaboration with this dynamic website promises a lot of interesting wine fun to come, worth following on Twitteror Facebook.