Slow Food

What To Do at Cheese

Italy - 01 Aug 07

Cheese of all types, shapes, sizes and ages; soft, hard, stretched, pressed or blue; sold by retailers, expert buyers, institutions, consortia, mountain shepherds or Slow Food Presidium cheesemakers;
Diary products such as ice cream, butter, yogurt and products that go well with cheese such as honey, jams, fruit preserves and jellies;

70 different blue cheeses from all over the world in the House of Blue Cheeses accompanied by sweet and passito wines;
Cheeses from Italian and international Slow Food Presidia;
Mountain cheeses from Italy, France, Switzerland and Greece;
Leading cheese products from cheesemakers in Romania and Bulgaria, the most recent countries to join the EU;
Incomparable mountain cheeses made by shepherds;
Fermented milk from the Mediterranean and Middle East: yogurt, kefir, labné...
1,500 wines from the Enoteca in the Great Hall of Cheese;
Beers offered by leading Italian and international brewers;
Artisan beers from small Italian and Belgian brasseries;
Street food in the Bierplatz;
Traditional Italian flavors in the Tasting Booths;
Menus offered by the 15 Dinner Dates in prestigious restaurants of the area;
The cheese platter served by 51 restaurants around Piedmont;
Snacks and aperitifs with Slow Food Presidia in the special open-air Slow Food Café;

At the Master of Cheese classes about blue cheeses;
At the 32 Taste Workshops dedicated to the most interesting cheese products, presented by experts and accompanied by suitable beverages;
In the tent of the Taste Education Circus with a program for schools;
In workshops organized at Cheese for Kids, the area reserved for games, tastings, cookery and food education lessons for young people between 4 and 12 years of age;

In the evening entertainment staged in the baroque setting of Bra’s historic center;
In concerts held at Cheese venues;
In the 3 conferences examining some crucial food and agriculture issues;
In the award ceremony for the Purveyors of Good Cheese;
In the Wine Auction at Pollenzo, where the sale of top Italian wines will help charitable causes;
In book presentations, meetings with people... and much, much more.