I might have neglected Italian Wines and Cheeses in the past so I am trying to make up for these shortcomings.
Last Sunday, while exploring the cheese display at my local Whole Foods, I snapped up a piece of Cacio de Roma.
Did not taste it, just decided to roll the dice and take a chance.
Worse case scenario, I could always use it in a sauce.
Also known as 'Caciotta' this is the classic Italian table cheese, not pungent but richly flavored like a full figured woman.
Without getting too technical, after being formed, the cheese is bathed with sea salt and then aged on wood in the cellar for 30 days.
Comes in a 4 Pound Wheel if you don't like small pieces.
I found out later that Whole Foods includes the Cacio de Roma in its Simple Antipasto Plate selection.
Also 'When In Rome..': Visit 'Obika' mozzarella bar
Cheese at the Movies: I want to eat my cheese with someone