I was talking with a professor from Caserta, I met her at Vannulo’s organic farm during our first visit there. She was there to pick up her usual weekly yoghurt made from buffala milk. A professor of aesthetics, specializing in landscapes, no wonder she travels there, a perfectly beautiful region surrounded by mountains and the Tyrrhenian sea.
It is said that the cheese from Caserta is not safe after a pollution scare in 2006. The cheese produced there is mostly exported and is made in an industrial way. It was a blow to cheese producers in Caserta, when health authorities found high levels of dioxins, a nasty byproducts of chemical manufacturing, in samples of buffalo milk from farms near Caserta. They have adverse effects even in very small amounts, they persist in the environment for a long time without breaking down and they tend to accumulate in living tissue over time.
Having said here are a list of the best top 10 producers should you wish to visit the region. This list was taken from the internet if have any curiosity when buying mozzarella cheese from Italy.
I wouldn’t rule out Caserta, at least visiting the 18th century Royal Palace of Caserta, a UNESCO protected property.
1° CASEIFICIO FARINA
Caseificio Farina. Viale Italia, 20. Capodrise – Caserta
2° CASEIFICIO NONNA ROSA
Via Salvo d’Acquisto, 67 Aversa – Caserta
T: +39 081.5038555
3° CASEIFICIO LA REALE – Caserta
T: +39 0823.740233
4° CASEIFICIO CAPUTO
Caputo Casearia. Via Roma, 90. 81020 Teverola – Caserta
5° MINI CASEIFICIO COSTANZO
Mini Caseificio Costanzo. Via Marconi, 57. Lusciano – Caserta
6° CASEIFICIO AGNENA
Via Agnena Km. 0.500. 81030 Cancello ed Arnone – Caserta
7° FATTORIE GAROFALO
Fattorie Garofalo. Via S. Maria Capua Vetere, 121 – 81043 Capua – Caserta
8° LA REGINA DEI MAZZONI
Via Provinciale per Cappela Reale. Cancello ed Arnone – Caserta
9° LA FENICE
Via Vado Piano, 5. 81050 Presenzano – Caserta
T: +39 0823.989372
10° LA BARONIA.
Caseificio La Baronia. S.S. Sannitica. Località Truli. Castel di Sasso – Caserta