October 19, 2017 – Thursday, Cheese, Pork & Vinegar!

October 19, 2017 – Thursday, Cheese, Pork & Vinegar! – a dairy farm (Parmesan), a pork processor (prosciutto) and a balsamic vinegar distiller. This is the last of our long excursions, but these days have been a favorite of mine. I love seeing the countryside and experiencing a bit of the life of the locals, through their employment in most cases.

Off we go-first to the dairy farm.  -Azienda Agricola Biologica Reggiani- The address that came up on my iPad photos was this: Savignano sul Panaro, Nonantola & Castelfranco Emilia, Emilia-Romagna. Obviously, I had no idea where I was most of the day, but the hilly countryside with its narrow winding roads was delightful.

Milk the cows and then what happens? ( If the slides go by too fast, click on the vertical double bars between the arrows. This will stop the slideshow and you can advance or retreat at your own speed by clicking on the arrows.)

 

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Once it is a solid piece, it takes super human strength to deal with it. I purchased two big chunks of cheese, one aged 36 months and one aged 24 months. I could have bought cheese that was aged for 60 months, but after tasting it, I thought it was too dry and strong for our use.

 

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And now it’s time for BREAKFAST!!! Espresso AND wine?

 

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Into the van we go, and we are off to the balsamic vinegar distillery.

 

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Another stop – the Prosciutto processor – delicious to be sure.

 

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But of course, it is now time for lunch! Who is hungry?

 

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Better yet. Just come and stay for a week or two!

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It took six slideshows to tell about this day. It was jam packed with interesting locations, delicious food and more wine than it is possible to taste. Once back in the van, we wander the roads back to Bologna where we pack up for the early start to Milano in the morning. I could not do slideshows prior to this page because the WIFI in the hotels allowed me only to upload one photo at a time….. slow agony. Only one day in Milano and then…. it’s home to the USA.

Ciao!

About muniqueblog

Wife, mother, retired educator, emerging artist. Mary has lived in 10 states and enjoyed them all ~ Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Hawaii, California, Utah, Minnesota (return), North Carolina with long term visits to Colorado and Arizona. She likes to travel and create textile art. She has exhibited at the Page-Walker Art Gallery and History Center in Cary, North Carolina; Emerald Art Center, Springfield Oregon; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Durham-Orange Quilt Show; Minnesota Quilt Show; the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and the Quilt Fest of New Jersey.
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3 Responses to October 19, 2017 – Thursday, Cheese, Pork & Vinegar!

  1. Dee Ann says:

    Fabulous slide shows…thanks for posting…so nice of you to do this now that you are home…as we have all found out…there is wifi and then there is real wifi!

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  2. aimolde2013 says:

    Another day of fabulous experiences! No doubt you’re going to want wine at breakfast every day!😅

    Ingrid Molde Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Sent from my I Pad

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