Where to find the best Italian cheese in Rome?
Where Is The Best Cheese In Italy?
If you want to savour lots of cheese during your time in Rome, then this is the perfect list for you! From sampling cheeses to wine pairings, here you can find the best shops, restaurants, bars and markets that you should check out when in Rome. You are definitely in for a treat…
1. L’Antica Caciara Trasteverina
L’Antica Caciara has been passed down the generations of the Polica family since 1900. Although it is technically called L’Antica Caciara, the locals just say “Roberto’s”, as Roberto, the local celebrity and owner of the shop stands proudly behind his rows of cheese. This place is very well-known for its top-notch Pecorino Romano, as well as a great range of cheeses from Lazio. This is the place where you find the best types of Italian cheese in Rome.
Via di S. Francesco a Ripa in Trastevere
Where is Italy’s favorite cheese brand? Conversely to the previous suggestion, which is 100% local and typically Italian, Trapizzino is a more commercial chain of stores. Their selling points are the pizza sandwiches and their incredible cacio e pepe supplì. Similarly to the pasta sharing the same name, these are made with pecorino melted down and seasoned with lots of pepper. Absolutely sublime!
Via Giovanni Branca,88, Testaccio
Piazza Trilussa, 46, Trastevere
Via Giovanni Giolitti, 36, Mercato Centrale Roma
3. Beppe e i suoi formaggi
Beppe is the proud owner of the famous and acclaimed [drumroll, please] “Beppe and his cheeses”. This wine bar and cheese shop is in Rome’s vibrant Jewish Ghetto. It specialises in providing an array of cheese treats from Piemonte. There is no better way of describing this place but a temple of cheese. The attention and the care that goes into stocking the shelves is breathtaking. One of our favorite places to buy cheese in Rome, Beppe e i suoi formaggi is perfect if you wish to find some cheese or foodie gifts to take home to those who love cheese as much as you do!
Location: Via di S. Maria del Pianto, 9A/11, 00186
4. DOL – Di Origine Laziale
The first thing to be noted about this place is that, located in that eastern Centocelle district, it is quite far from the city centre. But for the true cheese lovers no distance is great enough to stop them from savouring some incredible locally-made cheeses along with wines and cured meats! If, however, Centocelle is a bit far for your taste, DOL recently opened a Trastevere off-shoot, called Proloco Trastevere. It is on via Goffredo Mameli 23 – very central! In the Centocelle branch there is a are little dining area in which you can sample the items on sale!
Via Domenico Panaroli, 35, 00172
Before even starting to describe this place, you should be made aware of the fact that the prices will make your wallet suffer a severe loss. However, on another note, there is no better spot in Rome for a truly gourmet cheese purchase!! Volpetti has been a renown Testaccio institution for a very long time now. The beautifully displayed cheeses, olives, meats and pastas will blow up away! While you’re at it, check out Taverna Volpetti on Via Alessandro Volta!
Via Marmorata, 47, 00153
6. Ristorante Salumeria Roscioli
What to order at the Ristorante Salumeria Roscioli? Simple…Roman Italian cheese burrata!! Imagine yourself grabbing a knife and cutting into a delicate buttate, enabling the cream to pour out and onto the semi-dried tomatoes! Everything on the menu is fresh, tasty and delicious. Try the carbonara, if you can fit it after eating the burrata.
Via dei Giubbonari, 21/22