Types of Italian cheese have certainly cultivated a distinctive image over the course of the past few years.

Parmesan cheese is among the types of cheese in Italy that has gained worldwide recognition as well.

Artisans are starting to hone their ability and offer people the chance to get involved with this production process. It may be helpful to gain an overview of the different types of cheese in Italy as well.

Italy is best known for its rich diversity of mouth-watering cuisines. Sicilian restaurants are no exception to this fame mainly because the Island is a melting pot of different cultures including Greek, Arab, and Spanish. Having a meal in the best restaurants in Sicily is an unforgettable experience primarily from the way the exotic meal is presented and the freshness of the ingredients used in preparing the meal. The island is actually rich in fresh vegetables and a diverse supply of seafood. Here is a sample of the top restaurants in Sicily:

The forest, the garden and the vineyard, served straight to your table: in Bari, Puglia (the region that forms the heel of Italy), Oscar Farinetti of Eataly, is no stranger to the kitchen of Beppe Zullo.

Zullo, the `farmer chef`, as he likes to call himself,  is the owner of Villa Jamele farm, located in Orsara in Puglia, set in the green heart of the region, among the scents and flavors of the Dauni Mountains.

Italian olive oil enjoys a stellar international reputation, as befits a product whose pedigree reaches back to ancient Rome.

The culinary history of Italian extra virgin olive oil has been well-documented, and today's retail market reflects the popularity of a wide array of traditional products as well as some modern variations on ancient themes.