Week 19: Tallegio Cheese

16 May

I’m a little late with this post, but last week Andrew and I went to the Foundry on Elm in Davis Square for a beer and a snack. We decided to share a flatbread pizza that was topped with roast garlic, mushrooms, and tallegio cheese.

Our beers came, we sipped and chatted, the pizza arrived, and a strange smell encased us. Holy freaking stinky cheese. Honestly at first we couldn’t figure out where the stink was coming from. We looked accusingly at the groups at the tables around us. We looked accusingly at each other. Then we looked at the pizza. Holy crap, it reeked.

So I googled “tallegio smell” and found this hilarious post from Cheesewench. She describes tallegio as “the stinky, milky, creamy, beefy, cheese of footy aroma that comes to us from northern Italy.” She then describes the very unique aroma:

The smell…….oh sweet mother of cheese……the smell was……hard to describe, but I’ll give it a shot. So imagine if you will the Bulls locker room at the end of game 7 of the series, that went into double overtime, and then they lost anyway so you have that smell of sadness and despair, and then all their jerseys go into one laundry bag. It kind of smelled like that laundry bag. And dirty socks. Tasty though.

And that description is pretty much perfect. Taste was just great, but holy crap, what a stink. I’m actually not sure I would get this pizza again because it stunk so bad. But it was tasty, so I guess that’s all that matters.

Photo by Liz Morgan, Foodspotting

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2 Responses to “Week 19: Tallegio Cheese”

  1. Tiny Silver Hammers May 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    I still say it smells like an open wound.

  2. Katie May 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to try tallegio cheese, but the smell may get to me! :/

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