An Afternoon with Lucrezia Borgia and Obikà Mozzarella Bar

April 3, 2011


Together with Obikà Mozzarella Bar, Azzurra hosts a talk given by author Diane Ghirado about Italy’s first female entrepreneurs, and their work in bringing buffalo mozzarella to northern Italy in the early 1500s.

Paired with a wine and a mozzarella tasting bar, guest learn of how the duchesses Eleonora d’Aragona and Lucrezia Borgia of Ferrara, during the 15th and 16th centuries, raised Mediterranean water buffalo and produced mozzarella cheese (a product previously associated with Lazio and Campania). Lucrezia, who managed her land reclamation projects within the duchy of Ferrara, could be considered the first female capitalist entrepreneur in Italy, and perhaps even in Europe.

At the home of Dante and Marcella Spinotti.

Tickets $100 ($75 is tax-deductible).

Ticket price includes: A tasting of Prosecco, Mozzarella and other delicacies, a copy of Duchesses Water Buffaloes and Female Entrepreneurship in Renaissance Ferrara by Diane Ghirardo and a coupon for Obikà Restaurant.