Congratulations are in order to Guffanti, the specialist cheese company with headquarters and ageing cellars in Arona. They have just been listed by the Wall Street Journal amongst the Top Ten Cheese Shops in the world.
The other cheese shops chosen are: Michael von Tricht – Antwerp, Laurent Post – Paris, Alléosse – Paris, Lou Castenou – Provence, L’Amuse – Haarlem, Poncelet – Madrid, Chas Vreneli – Zurich, La Fromagerie and Neal’s Yard Dairy – London.
The company has been maturing cheeses since 1876 in their spectacular underground maturing grottos, where the microclimate created by Lake Maggiore adds that “je ne sais quoi” to their italian cheeses. Recommended is their Gorgonzola piccante (sharp).
The cheese grottos can be visited by appointment.