Talk about fond memories. We stayed at an Agriturismo in Paestum in Campania years ago, when the kids were still small, and we had a wonderful time. The grounds were beautiful, the food was great, the other families staying at the inn were interesting, the Magnia Grecia ruins were excellent — and the Agriturismo has a herd of water buffaloes for mozzarella di bufala. Makes me wish the kids we younger again, and we could do it all over again.
Today on the cover of the NY Times is the face of a good-looking animal, and the story of a Silicon Valley consultant-turned-dairy-farmer named Craig Ramini, who is trying make world-class cheese from a small Marin community north of San Francisco. Near where I ran the Headlands 50. It’s a small world.
You can read the NY Times article here.
You can also read the Forno Bravo photo journal on Mozzarella di Bufala production. Lot’s of fun photos.