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Cheese... or Italian Painter?

Try to guess where each of these is a variety of cheese or the name of an Italian painter.
With inspiration from Pasta... or Composer?
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: December 8, 2023
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First submittedDecember 8, 2023
Times taken18,598
Average score80.0%
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1. Michelangelo
Cheese
Painter
2. Giotto
Cheese
Painter
3. Mascarpone
Cheese
Painter
4. Stracciatella
Cheese
Painter
5. Tintoretto
Cheese
Painter
6. Titian
Cheese
Painter
7. Giorgione
Cheese
Painter
8. Ricotta
Cheese
Painter
9. Pecorino
Cheese
Painter
10. Gorgonzola
Cheese
Painter
11. Caravaggio
Cheese
Painter
12. Mozzarella
Cheese
Painter
13. Burrata
Cheese
Painter
14. Asiago
Cheese
Painter
15. Botticelli
Cheese
Painter
30 Comments
+16
Level ∞
Dec 16, 2023
I noticed at the Louvre that they credited one painting to "Parmesan". I was excited to add this one and put the answer as "Both".

But after doing more research, it doesn't seem that there's any painter known simply as "Parmesan". I think it might have been "Parmigianino". Not sure why the Louvre had it as Parmesan.

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Level 73
Dec 16, 2023
My process was that if it sounded familiar and wasn't a painter I knew, it was cheese. 14/15
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Level 63
Dec 16, 2023
My approach was exactly the same as yours, but on the contrary.... It's worth thinking about gluttony
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Level 67
Jan 2, 2024
@fianchetto, I must say your username sounds a lot like a type of cheese... or an Italian painter for that matter
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Level 73
Jan 2, 2024
It’s a chess term. But it is Italian I think.
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Level 59
Jan 4, 2024
from italian to flank i think
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Level 89
Dec 16, 2023
He, he, he. It's amazing how, if you don't know, some could be either.
+3
Level 76
Dec 16, 2023
BoTTicelli with double T, at least in Italian
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Level ∞
Dec 16, 2023
Fixed
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Level 69
Dec 16, 2023
@Quizmaster "Le Parmesan" it's merely the translated French name for "Il Parmigianino". In English it would be "The little one from Parma" (or "Lil' Parmesan", if he were a hip hop artist).
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Level 83
Dec 16, 2023
Non-royal names used to be much more commonly translated, like Michel-Ange/Michel Ángel or Raphael.
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Level 83
Dec 16, 2023
Donatello was a sculptor, not a painter (unlike his chelonian associate Michelangelo, who was both).
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Level ∞
Dec 16, 2023
Okay, changed Donatello to Michelangelo.
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Level 88
Jan 4, 2024
@phalocrocorax - nice use of "chelonian"!
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Level 59
Dec 18, 2023
73
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Level 59
Jan 4, 2024
100%!
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Level 89
Dec 19, 2023
You may be able to fool me on Italian painters, but I'll be damned if you can fool me on cheese! ;)
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Level 79
Dec 21, 2023
My mother-in-law emigrated from Asiago many years ago and although I've heard lots of things about the town (mostly about skiing and snow) but have never heard about a type of cheese that is named after the town. The things you learn on this site.
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Level 88
Jan 4, 2024
Asiago cheese is a popular variety of bagel in the US. I was surprised to see it was the least guessed answer, but if it isn't common outside the States I guess the percentage makes sense.
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Level 48
Mar 24, 2024
It's a DOP in Italy, and people eat it as cheese in the US, not just as a bagel ingredient.
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Level 68
Dec 21, 2023
Add Carpaccio to confuse people!
+2
Level 62
Dec 22, 2023
Easy quiz for an Italian, but amazing.
+1
Level 48
Mar 24, 2024
And others.
+2
Level 65
Jan 2, 2024
As an Italian, it was very easy but so much fun hahaha
+1
Level 78
Jan 2, 2024
As a non-Italian, it was pretty difficult!
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Level 48
Jan 2, 2024
This one was genuinely good and funny, 10 out of 10.
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Level 74
Jan 2, 2024
I didn't know all the cheeses, but I knew all the painters, so I got 100%.
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Level 65
Jan 3, 2024
Huzzah, Art History finally paid off!
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Level 55
May 16, 2024
Heard of 8/8 cheeses, 2/7 painters...