Source: Slow Food
Cheese will be back in Bra, Piedmont from 16 to 19 September 2011. The international event organized by the City of Bra and Slow Food Italy is now in its 8th edition. Dedicated to “milk in all its shapes and forms”, it has created an international network of cheesemakers and artisans who gather in the Italian town every two years to present their products, meet co-producers, discuss the challenges of the trade and market prospects, and share solutions to old and new problems.
Cheese 2011 illustrates and explores the complexity of knowledge, needs, problems and resources linked to dairy products, turning the spotlight onto the three pillars on which dairy quality rests: milks, crafts and places. The focus of Cheese 2011 is France, a country that has long protected raw-milk cheese production, promoted the work of cheesemakers and affineurs, and treasured regional differences.
Cheese will be held in the historic center of Bra, where the Slow Food international movement was founded and where its association headquarters are based. Around 200 exhibitors will be setting up stalls in the streets and squares of Bra, offering their products for tasting and purchase. In the Great Hall of Cheese, visitors can sample 150 cheeses from around the world, while choosing from 700 different wines. More information on Cheese is available here.