Western Hemisphere’s Largest Cheese, and Its Dancing Team, Arrive in Boston

A scene from last year's cheese ceremony. Photo: Lyons PR

Be jealous: Boston is now home to one of the world's largest hunks of cheese. The 400-pound Crucolo from northern Italy, which we told you last month is as tall as a typical 4-year-old child and is rather mild, lands at the Concord Cheese Shop this afternoon the only place in the country to carry this, the Western Hemisphere's largest fromage. As befits such an occasion, there will be a parade involving cheese-wielding teens.

We are told that an Italian chorale group will serenade the cheese and that the Crucolo Dancers (not a joke), a group of prep-school students from nearby Concord Academy whom we hope didn't have to actually audition for this display, will "prance" alongside a horse-drawn cart while holding chunks of the cheese. Samples are also involved. Can't get to Boston in time for the 3:30 ceremony? Well, that just stinks.

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