For the second year running the local Slow Food chapter in Copenhagen, Denmark, is hosting the cheese event of the year, featuring among many other prominent speakers Canadian natural cheesemaking guru, David Asher.
Slow Cheese Copenhagen 2017 is the second installation of the Slow Food Copenhagen-North Zealand chapter’s regional cheese celebration – or festival, as the local Danish organizers call it. The festival is inspired by the Slow Food focus on the promotion of raw milk cheese and is organized in collaboration with Slow Food International.
600 Copenhagen Cheese Lovers
At the initial run in 2016 the organizers were happy to experience the immense interest by all manner of cheese-loving Copenhageners, and when the queues had subsided and the cheese had been devoured they counted a total of 550 tickets sold. This year the festival offers a maximum of 500 tickets to go with the circa 100 people in the room who are either organizers, volunteers, exhibitors, press or partners.
The 2017 festival takes place on 4 November in the heart of the country’s capital in a wonderful venue in the city’s old Meatpacking District. Already around 20 dairies and other selected cheese businesses have confirmed there participation. They will exhibit their productions alongside a number of suppliers of wine, beer, cider, bread, jams, honey, coffee and other condiments and equipment. Guests can expect somewhere between 100 and 200 different cheeses to sample and enjoy.
Natural cheesemaker David Asher
The Slow Cheese Copenhagen organizers are very excited and proud to present the educational programme’s main speakers, Ms Kerstin Jürss of the Jürss Mejeri in Sweden and representing the Sveriges Gårdsmejerister association, and Mr David Asher, Canadian natural cheese making guru and a teacher at his Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking among several other interesting talks and tastings. The market place in the main room will also feature a stand with information about FACE (Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese & Dairy Producers European Network) and the obligatory Slow Food info and member recruitment stand with special offers for anyone who hasn’t yet joined the movement.
List of exhibitors – cheese, drinks and condiments
Educational programme – talks and tastings
Volunteer – join the cheese team