The Heady Delight of Ubriaco, the Drunken Cheese

October 15, 2020 Geetika Jain, Mint

“DRUNKEN CHEESE”, said the sign in English pinned to a hard, white cheese with a deep burgundy-coloured rind and veins. It immediately piqued my interest. The vendor told me, “Ubriaco means drunk-a in Italian,” before handing me a small, crumbly wedge to try. It was soft and fresh, and tasted sublime, with a hint of red wine in the thunderbolt-shaped lines on the inside.