BEST CHEESE SHOPS IN ROME
Rome is blessed with many fantastic gourmet food shops. Here is a list of our favourites.
Located in the neighbourhood of Prati near the Vatican City is La Tradizione, voted among the top ten best gourmet food shops in the world. There are over 300 varieties of cheeses and more than 150 types of meats, along with aged balsamic vinegars, truffles, olive oils, fresh pastas and other treats. The prices are not cheap but you can be assured of the highest quality. The team comprises of Francesco, Stefano, Juan Paolo and Massimo, all friendly and helpful. Purchases can be vacuum sealed free of charge.
Via Cipro, 8/e – 00136 – Roma (PRATI) – Metro – Cipro
Paciotti is an authentic family-run salumeria, offering a large variety of cheeses, cured meats and wine. It is the number one voted shop in Rome, owned by Antonio the Father and his three sons, Stefano, Roberto and Luca. Each of them are kind, outgoing and friendly, taking time to show you around the shop and teach you about the products. Luca speaks fluent English and Stefano makes regular television appearances on food shows. The shop entrance is an arch of hams which leading into a shop full of hanging prosciutto di Parma. A fun Roman experience.
Via Marcantonio Bragadin, 51 (PRATI) Metro: Cipro
A lovely gourmet store locating in the Testaccio neighborhood. The Volpetti brothers and their team, offer cured meats, cheeses and specialty items. Try their truffle salami! They also make sandwiches which you can sit and enjoy in Piazza Testaccio, a small square close to the shop. A popular sandwich choice includes roasted cherry tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, prosciutto and pesto. Easy to reach by either bus or metro to the Piramide stop.
Via Marmorata 47 (TESTACCIO) Metro: Piramide
Antica salumeria is the oldest salumeria in Rome, dating back to 1375. It is located next to the Pantheon in Piazza Rotondo. There is a huge selection of cured meats, cheeses and savory snacks on offer. Locals choose a meat and cheese platter to enjoy in the seating area. There is also a good wine selection to choose from.
Piazza della Rotonda, 5 (PANTHEON – HISTORICAL CENTER
Eataly is a gourmet superstore, offering fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meats, pasta, wine, beer, cooking books and equipment and more. The store is divided into different sections and there are also restaurants on the upper levels. Pick up a map at the from the information point at the front desk. To arrive there take the metro line b to Piramide.
Piazzale XII Ottobre, (OSTIENSE) Metro: Piramide