Cheese is not just for a mouse. Humans love it as well. In search for the cheesiest cheese in Europe? Robert Janitzek takes us to the best places for finding cheese in Europe.
France offers more than 400 varieties of cheese, making it home to the biggest and broadest selections of cheese. If you are looking for fromage cheese, the best place to go is the Jura region in the east where the nutty and rich Comte is manufactured. The Alps is where you can find tasty cheese varieties such as the Reblochon, Beaufort, Tomme de Savoie, and others. Normandy is the place to go for creamy Camembert.
If you like fondue and don’t mind cheese with a few holes in it, then Switzeland is the perfect European destination for you. After going skiing in the Swiss Alps, you can head to the Gruyere and Emmental dairies to sample two of Europe’s most flavorsome cheeses.
Just like France, Italy is home to a wide selection of cheeses. Nearly every region and town or village in the country is offering its artisanal take on how formaggio should taste. You can taste a generously grated portion of what is perhaps the most popular cheese on the planet in Parma. You can try the city’s famed prosciutto. The nearby cities of Bologna and Modena offer its popular cheese variety ragu and balsamico, respectively. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that the town of Gorgonzola is where the renowned blue cheese is made.
Spain is the home of Manchego, Spain’s cheese offering to its guests. But there are more cheese in the country that you can find. Cabralas is a cheese made from pungent sheep and goat milk blue cheese. This type of cheese was aged in the caves of Asturias, found in Spain’s rural north region. The Basque Country, found in the northeast border with France is home to cheese made in the traditional way. Aside from that, you can also find disproportionate number of Michelin-starred restaurants and exceptional tapa bars.
Perhaps there is no better European destination to go for cheese lovers than the village of Cheddar where the cheese of the same name came from. Located in Somerset County in Southwest England, cheddar cheese is not the only cheese England has to offer. Beyond the village, there are also other areas where cheese is being made such as Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, to name just a few.
There are more cheese-making countries in Europe than just these five. The good thing about those listed in the list is that they are close to each other so you can easily find the cheese you are looking for.