Actually the sense of local identity is - or used to be - very strong. We have so many types of cheese, and the recipes, the history, the dialects, the traditions of almost every Italian region vary so much - at times even down to the equivalent of your counties, that someone in Naples would indeed consider cheese from alpine regions to be "imported", and vice-versa
. Don't get me started on Italian cheese, what type and what wine to go with it (especially during Lent, and Ember Days on top of that!
But as an aside, I must confess that every now and then I love me some good Wisconsin cheddar. And pickles, for good measure
FabrizioParty like it's 1773
No one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist (Pius XI)