From coast to coast, via the meadows! Slow Fish and Cheese in 2023

01 Feb 2023

Slow Food events in 2023 to explore good, clean and fair

As Slow Wine Fair draws to a close, we look ahead to the other two major events on the Slow Food calendar for 2023: Slow Fish and Cheese.

Slow Fish

Where: Genoa, Italy (Porto Antico – Piazza Caricamento – Piazza De Ferrari)

When: June 1-4 

© Alessandro Vargiu

© Alessandro Vargiu

The beginning of June takes us to Genoa, on the Italian Riviera, for the 11th edition of Slow Fish, organized by Slow Food and the Liguria Region; an event dedicated to marine and coastal ecosystems. The theme this year is Coast to Coast, underlining how these ecosystems are not isolated bubbles but tightly interconnected with the land, and how each influences the other. Considering our relationship with our waters from coast to coast means reflecting on the good practices already in use around the world in terms of sustainable fishing, as well as other coastal activities. It’s important that we reimagine the role of cities as places of exchange between peoples, cultures and good, and encourage citizens—even those living far from the sea—to enact changes that will have a positive impact on aquatic ecosystems.

A market, conferences, Taste Workshops, Dinner Dates, activities for schools and families… we can’t give a full list of everything that will be taking place in Genoa over the four days of the event now, but we can say with certainty that Genoa will be a launch pad for Slow Food projects old and new, from the Presidia and the Ark of Taste to the Cooks’ Alliance and Slow Food Travel. There’ll be lots of opportunities to eat, drink and enjoy the convivial atmosphere that marks all Slow Food events through a show cooking area, the enoteca, and the presence of food trucks and craft breweries.

Check out the Slow Fish 2021 gallery

Cheese

Where: Bra, Italy

When: September 15-18

© Davide Greco

© Davide Greco

The world’s largest event dedicated to raw milk cheese, organized by Slow Food and the City of Bra, will hold its 14th edition in the hometown of the Slow Food movement over four days in September. A showcase for the world’s greatest cheeses and other dairy products, in all their possible forms: the only thing they all have in common is that they’re natural, made with milk that hasn’t been heat treated or pasteurized, so they have their natural ferments intact! Herders, affineurs and dairy enthusiasts from across the world who see cheese as more than just a food, but as a prism through which we can better understand our grasslands, our animals, nature and life itself.

The main event at Cheese is the market, where hundreds of exhibitors from around Italy and dozens of other countries offer their extraordinary delicacies that highlight how from just three ingredients—milk, rennet and salt—we can produce thousands of distinct, unique, delicious products. Once again, there are food trucks and craft breweries for a quick snack between conferences, as well as Taste Workshops, to explore new flavors and unusual combinations, the Dinner Dates to taste exciting the fresh gastronomic interpretations of cheese in the kitchen thanks to our guest chefs!

Check out the Cheese 2021 gallery

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