Al contadino non lo far sapere,
Quanto è buono il cacio con le pere.
Ma il contadino, che sa tutto,
Quanto sono buoni i fichi con prosciutto.
Don't let the farmer be aware
Of how good cheese is with a pear,
But the farmer who is a clever man
Knows how good figs are with ham.
Cacio is commonly used to mean cheese in Tuscan dialect. It comes from the Latin word caseum. This word is more similar to the German Kase and the English cheese. Formaggio is more like the Fremch fromage.
In Britain we say;
Apple pie without the cheese
Is like a kiss without a squeeze
The word cheese is used by photographers the world over to make people look like they are smiling for a photo. Models say chess which is softer, or plum to give them a seductive pout . Practise in front of the mirror for fun.
|Emilio-Romagna is the home of Parmiggiano Reggiano Parmesan cheese, look for the real thing.|