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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