Cicerone of Cheese: legitimate job for former architecture grad student at the World’s Greatest University? Maybe . . . not. But: Waterman needs to finish something in life, even if it’s only a one month cheese tour. Her sister (busy Boston orthopedics practice, devoted husband, four adorable kids) is her underwriter. Sybilla (tiny hovel in Ligurian hills, husband dead 10 years, dog dead one month) has ditched her Brilliant Career. She’s lost her Mojo. She needs A Plan. Sybilla and her sister call it “Il Grande Giro Classico dei Formaggi Italiani.” Their mother calls it “Syb’s Cheese Doodle.”
"Eat your way through Italy! Learn Little-known Secrets of Italian Cheese!" The Tour Blurb never mentioned careening off the beaten track. Off any track. Getting shot at. Sought by the Carabiniere. Stalked through ancient Tuscan catacombs.The Americans tourists have signed up for different reasons. Unfortunately, some of them are illegal. And something on the bus is starting to smell (hint: it’s not just the gorgonzola, forgotten and aging under a seat in the way-back).
Formaggio is available at Amazon.com and in a Kindle edition.
Visit Sveva Prince (and the Official Tour Cat, Massimo) at http://svevaprince.com/