Goat’s milk ricotta
from San Pietro di Feletto on the dining table of Queen Elizabeth?
Why not, given that it can be purchased from the most famous grocery
store in the world, Harrods Food Hall. The Knightsbridge department
store is a supplier to the royal family, and now offers a speciality
from the Treviso Marches: organic ricotta made from goat’s
A real surprise for Carlo Piccoli, proprietor of the Latteria Perenzin di San
Pietro di Feletto, whose goat ricotta is retailed throughout Italia, and now
on sale in London too.
Not that anyone shopping in Harrods would bat an eyelid even were they to see
Her Majesty wandering through the departments, or even stopping to taste the
ricotta of San Pietro... In effect, the famous Harrods motto “everything
for everybody everywhere” is known right around the world, and the numbers
are certainly amazing:
111,500 square metres of floor space, of which 74,000 used for retailing. Over
300,000 visitors a day, and 5,000 staff from more than 50 different countries
ready to satisfy the customer’s every whim. The entire operation packed
into 330 departments occupying seven floors of a palatial building lit up on
the outside by 11,500 light bulbs.
Harrods really can supply almost anything, from “A” for aircraft
or alligators, to “Z” for... obviously zoo. And today “R” for
ricotta: goat’s milk ricotta from San Pietro di Feletto, alongside the
Mediaeval “castel”, a compact and slightly crumbly cheese made from
cow’s milk, on the one hand, and perhaps a creamy Camembert from Normandy
on the other.
Her Majesty is spoilt for choice.