Some people might visit the stunning Dolomite mountains for the scenery, or perhaps the skiing and hiking. Me – I visit for the cheese. And I’m not the only one. The local tourist office has actually mapped out an official cheese route, known locally as the ‘Strada dei Formaggi’. The route takes in mountain dairies, local cheese producers, cafés, cheese shops and gorgeous farm stay lodges known as agriturismos. You can learn more about how cheese is made, the dairy traditions of the region, or simply just indulge in delicious cheese until your heart’s content. It’s an absolutely stunning part of the world – everywhere you look is postcard-perfect and everyone at the stops along the cheese route is super-friendly. The most famous cheeses of the region are Trentingrana, Puzzone and Tosela – but you will discover other local specialties as you travel from village to village.
A massive thanks to Visit Trentino who helped us produce our 3 part series on the Dolomites Cheese Route (be sure to check out part 2 and part 3). We stayed at a couple of different agriturismos, including Agritur Agua Biencia, and Agritur Dalaip dei Pape – stunning views, giant beds fit for a lumberjack and on-site restaurants: highly, highly recommended.