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Prolagus commented on the word formaggetta
Maybe because it's a rather small wheel :)
January 20, 2009
chained_bear commented on the word formaggetta
I got the 2nd part okay--just wondered why it's formaggetta del Ponente rather than formaggia del Ponente. :) Thanks!
Yes, c_b, formaggetta simply means "little cheese" (but is surprisingly feminine). What I mean is that if you ask for "formaggetta" you will get a different product depending on the part of Italy where you are.
Is there significance to it being formaggetta rather than formaggia, Pro? Does it mean "little cheese" or something?
A huge number of Italian cheeses have this name. In Liguria, for instance, you can find formaggetta del Ponente, formaggetta savonese (di Stella, della Valle Stura), formaggetta della Val Graveglia (di Bonassola, di Vàise, dell’alta Valle Scrivia, dell’alta Valle Stura, della Val di Vara).