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Beppe and His Cheeses Come to Rome


The cellar will host tastings amongst bottles of wine and fragments of ancient buildings.

In a couple of days, Beppe e I Suoi Formaggi, a new fine food and wine shop, will open its doors in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto. Renovations on Via Santa Maria del Pianto have been going on for months now. The location, formerly Gino and Antonio Nutricato’s Bottega del Vino (and before that their uncle Anacleto Bleve’s shop of the same name), is in the final stages of transformation, with just a few remaining glitches still to work out. The outcome will be a food destination that differs in both name and concept from the space’s previous incarnation.


A case containing cheese occupies the back wall of the cheese shop.

As the name suggests, the focus there will be on cheeses, specifically those of Beppe (Giuseppe) Giovale, partner in the new endeavor and cheese producer from Piedmont. One of the two front rooms will be devoted to cheeses and several of Beppe’s products–toma bernata, mansueta, balbie, taleggiata and toma in walnut leaves–were already displayed in large refrigerated cases on the room’s back wall. Nearby were shelves filled with canned and bottled Italian food products (think tomato sauces, spreads, tuna, vinegars, and dry pastas).


Sauces, spreads, pastas, legumes, and vegetables preserved under oil.

The other front room will be devoted to wine. Beppe’s partner Francesco Gigliotti (formerly of La Gibigianna in Barbaresco), took me through the inventory, which had an equally strong emphasis on Piedmont. “We hope to bring producers here to speak about their wines,” he explained, gesturing to the back room where tastings will be held.


Balbie, a sheep’s milk cheese, aging in the case.

The cellar will also be used for tastings, as well as for aging cheeses. For Beppe and Francesco, Beppe e I Suoi Formaggi will be more than a specialty food and wine shop, but a place where clients can enrich their enogastronomic experience though meaningful contact with experts.

Beppe e I Suoi Formaggi
Via Santa Maria del Pianto 9A/11
00186 Roma
tel 06-6819-2210

2016-01-07T03:38:11+00:00 October 18th, 2010|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. adrian October 19, 2010 at 2:09 am - Reply

    There best be some Conciato Romano…:-)

  2. Kathy, Dream of Italy Newsletter October 19, 2010 at 3:15 am - Reply

    I’ll be in Rome in roughly two weeks and plan to check it out!

    Kathy from Dream of Italy

  3. Petulia October 19, 2010 at 7:58 am - Reply

    So many new additions to Rome’s scenario. Beppe and Tory Burch opening in Rome at the same time!:-)

  4. Hande October 19, 2010 at 9:37 am - Reply

    I saw the place on saturday and already fell in love with it – those cheeses are really good!

  5. @passerotto October 19, 2010 at 10:41 am - Reply

    I walked past it yesterday morning and the staff was still filling shelves… I cannot wait!

    Baci from your cheeseholic fan,
    E xx

  6. Sarah May October 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    exciting news!!

  7. Katie October 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    @adrian Magari!

    @Kathy definitely check it out. you can even buy some cheese and eat it in the shop. they will have tables for small independent tastings.

    @Petu now if only they were closer together!

    @Hande they really are so delicious

    @passerotto they still have more stocking to do but they should be ready for a soft opening next week!

    @Sarah May very!

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  9. Hande November 3, 2010 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Ate 4 cheeses from Beppe last night – love them!

    • Katie November 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      yay! that place is the best.

  10. The 2011 Rome Dining Guide January 7, 2011 at 4:54 am - Reply

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  11. Nina January 21, 2011 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Definitely checking this out next week!

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