Each Italian region, city and village possess a vast array of typically local cheeses: each product represents the area’s deep cultural and farming heritage. There is no way to define an exact number: Italy churns, melts, pulls, stretches and ripens milk into virtually thousands of different products.

Italian cheese map

Let’s start with a list of the country’s most prominent products: an alphabetized list of Italy’s most famous cheeses, examined travelling down from the Alps to its deep, southernmost islands.

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