Welcome to Il Villaggio – Join Our Celebration of the Best Specialty Cheeses from Italy.
Il Villaggio makes it easy to enjoy the legendary taste of Italian cheeses and the culinary traditions they inspire. With our new website, we’re making it even easier!
Help us spread the word on the must have cheeses of Italy, where cheeses have been crafted in rural villages for hundreds of years. No other brand offers our range of authentic Italian cheeses, all of which are selected from the best Italian cheese makers.
I’m Dan Melotti, Il Villaggio’s cheese expert. It’s my job to select the best tasting, highest quality cheeses in Italy. I’m from Modena, where my roots go back many generations. Here, lush dairy farms provide the milk for creameries making Parmigiano Reggiano.
From Parmigiano Reggiano to Mozzarella and Mascarpone, Italian cheeses are used to make some of the most iconic dishes in the world. They’re also delicious on their own and with simple pairings and accompaniments.
Join us each month, where our celebration of Italy’s cheeses will include:
– Profiles of cheeses, featuring the history of classic cheeses and how they are made.
– Recipes, from traditional Italian classics to lighter fare like salads and sandwiches. To get started, try these three recipes, which show off the wide variety of ways to explore the incredible flavors of Italian cheeses.
– Fun serving and pairing tips for entertaining and snacking.
– Special giveaways, contests, and printable cheese coupons. Get started now by entering our special Italian Classics cheese basket giveaway!
Pecorino Romano Tomato Vinaigrette
Nothing starts off a meal like a zesty salad. Our Pecorino Romano cheese delivers a deliciously intense zip to this vinaigrette, an ideal topping for any green salad.
Parmigiano-Reggiano Chicken Surprise
A perfect example of how a bit of gourmet cheese can make a standard dish stand out – this simple chicken recipe creates big flavor thanks to our classic Parmigiano-Reggiano.
The amazing versatility of Italian cheeses can make incredible desserts, too – like this these irresistible brownies featuring rich chocolate and silky Mascarpone cheese.