Renovation and development, for a treasure cheese who risked to disappear
A noble marriage, that between Isabella of Aragon and Gian Galeazzo Sforza, with a master of ceremonies of excellence: nothing less than Leonardo Da Vinci, the genius of art and science, but also fine gastronome. February 5, 1489 that the prestigious cheese, with its special wedding cake shape, did not fail to be served to the guests at the banquet in the castle of Count Botta in Tortona.
Although, probably, its history is much older and goes back to the art of cheese-making of monks of the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria di Vendersi, between the ninth and eleventh centuries. Here it began the noble history of this prestigious cheese, which then risked being forgotten during the last century.