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marzellina

goat's and sheep's milk cheese

An extremely rare cheese, mostly made of goat's milk from the hamlets in San Gregorio Matese, in the province of Caserta. Shaped into small oblong forms in March, flavoured with wild thyme and aged in tufa caves for six months, marzellina has a delicate taste. The lack of family goat farms in the area has led to its decline, although hopefully inclusion in the Ark of Taste will lead to a revival.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: agricoltura.regione.campania