Hampshire cheese wins praise from the Italians
A FORMER F1 world champion-turned Hampshire farmer, Jody Scheckter, has won the hearts of Italian cheese enthusiasts with his homemade produce.
The Formula One superstar travelled to Campagna, Italy, last month – for a cheese meeting organised by the Consortium of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana.
Jody’s farm, Laverstoke Park, makes its own brand of buffalo mozzarella.
Jody said: ‘They welcomed us with open arms and they gave us such an invaluable insight into their cheese making processes and how they manage animals.
‘It is no question that we learned a lot and came away very inspired to try different things to further improve our mozzarella.’
Pier Maria Saccani, director of the Consortium for the Protection of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, said: ‘I think that it’s a good product, different from our own but in my opinion the strict connection with territory has relevance on production.
‘But with reference to different use of buffalo milk, I’m very impressed with their ice cream, it’s very good and a very interesting product.’