Italian cheeses dominated a list of the “100 Best Rated Cheeses in the World” prepared by the TasteAtlas food website and released online this week.
Parmigiano Reggiano, an Italian cheese, came in first, followed by Pecorino Sardo, Burrata, Grana Padano, Stracchino di Crescenza, Gorgonzola Piccante, and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana.
Italy has a long tradition of fine cuisine and a passion for premium ingredients, making it a food lover’s heaven. But as seen by Italy’s dominance of the top slots on TasteAtlas’s list of the world’s best-rated cheeses, it appears that the nation’s prowess in cheese production is now receiving the attention it so richly deserves.
The goal of the food and beverage review website TasteAtlas is to compile a database of global tastes. They built their list of the top-rated cheeses using reviews and rankings provided by professionals and cheese connoisseurs. And it’s obvious that Italian cheeses have won their hearts (and palates), as more than 50 percent of the top cheeses come from Italy.
Parmigiano Reggiano, a firm, granular cheese produced in the Emilia-Romagna area, stands out from the competition.