Cheese Making Puglia

Is there anything better then fresh Mozzarella ? Maybe a few things : fresh burrata , fresh breakfast ricotta, eating all three of these on a lazy morning in Fasano Puglia. Masseria Lamapecora was kind enough to create a cheese Making tour for my Colorado guests.

Omar arrived in Italy from Macedonia when he was a small boy.

At fourteen years of age Omar started training to make cheese with the owner Giovanni master cheese maker of Lamapecora .

One full year of watching and learning before Omar could put his hands in the hot water with Mozzarella curd.

Tonia is the mother of Giovanni and queen of cheese making. Straciatella cheese being made.

Guests from Colorado getting a first hand look at all the cheese being made.

Fresh ricotta being made by Tonia. We learned that a breakfast ricotta was prepared as a peasant food for the locals who could not afford to go to the local bars and purchase espresso and pastries. May I say it was delicious . The creamiest ricotta with chopped nuts and a drizzle of local honey. You know I will be trying this in Colorado.

Shaped Mozzarella

New baby cow just born

If you are in Puglia you must schedule a visit you will not be disappointed .

Masseria Lamapecora