Slow Food Slow Food Donate Slow Food Join Us

English - Italiano

Slow Chese
Raw Milk

Cheese kicks off this Friday!


The eigth edition of Cheese will be inaugurated in Bra, Piedmont, Italy, on Friday the September 16. A jam-packed program awaits Cheese visitors in this four-day fair which will unwind in the streets of the town's historic city centre. Here is a list of the most interesting international events for the foreign press.



4pm - Cheese Official Opening Ceremony (Piazza Caduti per la Libertà, Bra - in case of bad weather: Politeama Boglione Theatre, piazza Carlo Alberto).


6pm - Preserving Biodiversity, Preserving the Planet (Palazzo Mathis - 1st floor, piazza Caduti della Libertà 20). Domestic biodiversity, selected by man through


10.000 years of agriculture, is now at risk and even more endangered than wild species. Only agriculture respectful of biodiversity can guarantee good and healthy food, fertile soils and liveable landscapes. With Bo Normander, Director Worldwatch Institute Europe; Ariel Brunner, Head of EU Policy, BirdLife Europe; Susanna Cenni, Member of the Italian Parliament, Agriculture Committee; Francesco Sottile, Professor at the University of Palermo, Faculty of Agriculture and Silvio Greco, Slow Food Environmental Committee Coordinator.



11.30 am Carlo Petrini meets the foreign press in Piazza della Liberta 20, Palazzo Mathis, 2nd floor.


5.30pm - African Herders (The Biodiversity Space, Chiesa San Rocco, via Cavour).
African herders and pastoralists are experiencing difficult times. Hear experiences from Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Kenya, from herders and producers of yogurt, curdled milk and cheese. Slow Food presents the documentary Jeans&Martò by Clio Sozzani and Claudia Palazzi, the story of a young Ethiopian herder and his journey from his village to Terra Madre. Followed by a tasting of Pokot ash yogurt.




3pm - Let's Defend Raw Milk! (The Biodiversity Space, Chiesa San Rocco, via Cavour). Preserving raw-milk cheese production means protecting the diversity of pastures, breeds and knowledge. Slow Food has been defending raw milk for over a decade, but for the first time has decided to bring information and experiences together in a special section on its website, describing herders, dairies, cheeses and animals and providing invaluable practical indications for consumers and producers. Representatives of the Irish Campaign for Raw Milk will be taking part.



12pm - Milk Workshop - The Network of European Cheesemakers (Palazzo Mathis - 1st floor, piazza Caduti della Libertà 20). A number of European cheesemakers from Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden have decided to unite, and they'll be identifying what problems they share. With Guido Tallone, Dairy and Food Farming Technologies Institute; Yolande Moulem, Actilait - Fédération Nationale des Eleveurs des Chèvvres/FNEC; Marc Albrecht-Seidel, VHM; Sophie Espinosa, Fédération Nationale des Eleveurs des Chèvres and Remedios Carrasco, Asociacion de queserìas Artesanas de Campo. Moderator: Frédéric Blanchard, Fédération Nationale des Eleveurs des Chèvres.


Focus on

New World Dairy: Raw-Milk Cheeses from Argentina and Brazil
New World Dairy: Raw-Milk Cheeses from Argentina and Brazil
To see a producer at work and then, at the end of the conference, to be able to taste their freshly made cheese is a rare...
Goodbye Sheep?
Goodbye Sheep?
Until 25 years ago, it was said there were 20 sheep for every New Zealander. Now, however, they have make do with just seven...
Cheese Is Made From Milk!
Cheese Is Made From Milk!
Slow Food launches a petition to say NO to milk powder   "Cheese is made from milk! Sign by the end of July to say NO to the use...
Dairy Production Between the Tatra and the Baltic Sea
Dairy Production Between the Tatra and the Baltic Sea
Poland and the production of raw milk cheeses. What are the opportunities and problems?   When you think about Poland and cheese,...

News Archive »

Raw Milk

Slow Food - P.IVA 91008360041 - All rights reserved

Powered by blulab