Ël Canton dij Formagg

Ël Canton dij Formagg

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After 20 years’ working in a delicatessen, in 2007 Luciano Di Leonardo took over this shop near the Sassi-Superga cog railway station. Here he stocks the finest Piedmontese cheeses, among which a number of Slow Food Presidia: hence Bettelmatt, Montebore, mountain Castelmagno, Murianengo, Macagn, Robiola di Roccaverano and Robiola di Cocconato and Plaisentif, known as the ‘cheese of the violets’ because the milk comes from cattle that begin to graze in the mountains when the flower is blooming. From Campania and Puglia come burratas and mozzarellas, from the rest of Italy Bagòss, Formaggio di fossa, Puzzone di Moena, Pecorino di Farindola and buffalo milk Camembert. The impressive selection also features a few British blue cheeses and another feather in the shop’s cap is its charcuterie. Worth a special mention are the Italian prosciuttos from Italy (Parma, San Daniele and Carpegna) and from the Iberian Peninsula (Serrano and Pata Negra Bellota), and Luciano is proud too of his speck from the Val di Fassa in the Trentino region, and his ciauscolo and lonzino from the Marche. The shop’s range is rounded off by packaged and bottled goods such as extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, wine, beer, tomato passata, Cinta senese pork and wild boar ragù and the most prestigious artisan pastas. Closed on Sunday and Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

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