Italian Trade Agency brings cheese-lovers’ heaven to Scotland with free tasting in Edinburgh and Linlithgow
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Cheese-lovers will be glad that Edinburgh and Linlithgow have been chosen as part of a UK and international campaign to promote Italian cheeses around the world, including many Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) cheeses.
Mini formaggio festival
Taste fine Italian cheeses, hear more about their incredible Italian heritage and collect inspiring recipe cards with new ways to cook with them, at two Scottish shops this autumn.
Il Fruttivendolo, which is Italian for greengrocer, has emporiums in Edinburgh and Linlithgow. If you fancy sampling dairy delights from the heart of Italy, the mini formaggio festival will run from September 30 to October 7.
This is a foodie’s dream cheeseboard, with a few familiar names and plenty of surprises. Take your pick from Mozzarella PDO, Pecorino Romano PDO, Asiago PDO, Provolone Val Padana PDO, Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, Gorgonzola PDO, Pecorino Toscano PDO, Grana Padano PDO, Taleggio PDO, Mozzarella Vaccina, Provolone, Ricotta, Mascarpone, Burrata.
Whether you are whipping up a lemon ricotta cake, making a lasagne that packs a punch of rich, deep flavours, or want your side dishes to offer more than just olives and garlic bread, these recipes will help unleash your inner chef and transform your family dinners into the stuff of legends – just like Mamma would make!
The events have been organised to introduce discerning diners and keen cooks to try new flavours and expand their recipe range with free meal inspiration ideas.
The Italian Trade Agency Trade Commissioner, Director Giovanni Sacchi explained: “The role of the Italian Trade Agency in London is to promote Italian products, businesses, knowledge and so much more across the UK. We’re absolutely delighted to be showcasing some fantastic Italian cheeses at Il Fruttivendolo.
“For this promotion we have worked with Assolatte, the premier association of Italian Cheesemongers. We will be displaying some of the finest PDO cheeses and many others as well, ones that you won’t always find in your UK supermarket. The aim of this promotion is to get people more familiar with a wider range of Italian cheeses, some of which may be new to the British consumer such as the Provolone Valpadana, Scamorza, L’Italico and Pecorino Toscano.”
He added: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be showcasing these cheeses in Edinburgh as a part of our UK-wide and international campaign. We’ve recently participated in the Stafford Cheese fair, where people literally went crazy for Taleggio and Asiago, as well as the very well known Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano.”
Where to find them
The Italian Trade Agency wants Scots to rediscover their love of Italian ingredients, and home cooking that will surprise and delight.
They’ve partnered exclusively with Il Fruttivendolo at 110A Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2DW, and 211 High Street, Linlithgow EH49 7EN, to bring the tastes of Tuscany, the sauces of Sicily and recipes from Romagna to your table.
Don’t forget to save the dates – September 30 to October 7 – to enjoy a little taste of Italy in the Lothians, at the special events in Edinburgh and Linlithgow. Find out more at https://fruttivendolo.co.uk/italian-cheese-week.