On the first Thursday of December for the past eight years, The Town of Concord has been sent a tremendous wheel of Crucolo cheese, direct from the producer in Trentino, Italy.
Every year, the festivities surrounding the cheese’s arrival in Concord have grown to include more and more segments of the town’s population: from students to selectmen; from merchants to musicians, and from the young to the young at heart.
New for 2017 is a team of magnificent Belgian draft horses, and a full contingent of brass instruments.
At 3:30 PM on Thursday, December 7 where Main and Walden streets intersect, this free, colorful and boisterous parade will provide spectators with an hour of old fashioned fun as a team of horses hauls the giant cheese down the street in a straw-filled wooden cart, guarded by Militia-men, and accompanied by the blare of brass instruments spurring on high-spirited dancers from nearby Concord Academy. Those who arrive early (highly suggested) are given Italian flags to wave as the cheese passes by.
After a brief round of speeches, echoed by the crowd, the Crucolo cheese is then carved on a raised stage and subsequently sampled by all.
The cheese – a mild asiago fresco made from cow’s milk — is sold at The Cheese Shop of Concord and is sold out in less than 2 weeks.
NOTE: For 2017, Concord’s Colonial Inn is offering a Crucolo Day Package to anyone who’d care to expand their parade viewing experience into an overnight. It includes a great rate, some local beers, and a half pound of Crucolo cheese.
Press contact: Chris Lyons Communications
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