Published on 12 Oct 2010 by Alison
This quirky Italian cheese features a comic strip on the crust and will go on show at the Turin food festival from October 21-25. The cheese is called Gran Kinara and is an aged cheese made from real vegetable curd or rennet. The cheese is from Fattorie Fiandino who have been making cheese for 150 years in Piedmont.
The idea for the comic book design comes from celebrating the 1861 unification of Italy and the anniversary of one of the founders of the cheese company, Magno Fiandino. The two entrepreneur cousins now involved in the business, Egidio and Mario Fiandino, decided to ask designer Giorgio Sommacal his help to design the history of Italy across the cheese crust.
It’s quite unusual to see the great protagonists of Italian history - Mazzini, Cavour, Garibaldi and co - adorning the crust of a cheese in comic strip fashion but their should certainly be a few extra visitors at the Fiandino stand at the event because of it. If you’re at the Italian food festival, called the Salone del Gusto, you’ll find Fattorie Fiandino in hall two, stand G016.