With the warm breeze rolling in from the Tyrrhenian Sea into their rustic kitchen in Piano di Sorrento, Michelangelo Gargiulo and his wife Aida worked diligently with partial skim milk to create the Scamorza Michelangelo, and with it, Michelangeloâ€™s Factory came alive. This was in the heart of the 1940s.
In the 1950s, the Sorrentine couple graduated to whole milk and their world-renowned mozzarella was born.
This mozzarella was sold and distributed from its humble origins in Piano, Via Rivolo 3,
throughout the Sorrentine Peninsula, spanning from the bougainvilleas of Positano to the rocky cliffs of Capri.
In 1961, Michelangeloâ€™s Factory changed hands, passing to Michelangeloâ€™s brother, Francesco and in 1970 to his sister Cristina.
Cristina kept the name and increased production, transferring the factory to Via delle Rose 91 in 1981.
Today, Cristina's children and grandchildren keep a watchful eye on all operations in the factory, from the creation,
to the production, to the sales of Michelangeloâ€™s hand-crafted cheeses.