[December, 2011] Altamura in southern Italy is famous for its bread, though I did not know until I read that in my guide book when I planned this short holiday.
It is recognised as Protected designation of origin by EU, apparently.
So it is as special as Gorgonzola or Champagne.
The ones you can see on top of the shelf in this photo are the bread.
It is very heavy and chewy.
The shop assistant told me that it lasts about one week.