Parmigiano Reggiano and buffalo mozzarella top the ‘Best world cheese’ ranking

Unveiling the 2023-2024 Taste Atlas’ ranking of the finest cheeses worldwide. Italian cheeses excel in almost all categories and in the overall ranking
Parmigiano Reggiano and buffalo mozzarella top the ‘Best world cheese’ ranking

The Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO cheese has secured the prestigious second position globally, yielding only to the esteemed Parmigiano Reggiano PDO. The revelation emanates from Taste Atlas, the global culinary atlas, unveiling its ‘100 Best Cheeses in the World’ 2023-2024 ranking. The entirety of the podium is adorned with Italian excellence, with Stracchino di Crescenza claiming the third position. Burrata, displaying its culinary prowess, claims the sixth spot, allowing Italy to dominate with four dairy specialties in the coveted top ten.

Beyond its commendable second-place standing overall, buffalo mozzarella takes the global lead in the ‘Soft Cheeses’ category. Garnering a rating of 4.7, Taste Atlas extols the virtues of buffalo milk, underscoring the distinctiveness of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO compared to its commercial counterparts. Emphasizing adherence to stringent criteria, it emphasizes that the production of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO mandates the exclusive use of 100 percent buffalo milk, strictly within the defined geographical boundaries outlined by the specifications—encompassing Campania, lower Lazio, part of the province of Foggia (Apulia), and Venafro in Molise.

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Expressing pride in this accolade, Domenico Raimondo, President of the buffalo mozzarella Protection Consortium, remarks, “This achievement is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our members and the Consortium’s tireless efforts in promoting the singular qualities of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO.”

Pier Maria Saccani, Director of the Consortium, adds, “This recognition not only underscores the global appetite for buffalo mozzarella, as evidenced in our international endeavors, but also propels us to intensify our endeavors. Our goal is to ensure that this exceptional product graces tables worldwide, with an unwavering commitment to its unparalleled quality. We take immense pride in the fact that the ranking proudly declares an all-Italian podium.”

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