The Balkans: Pastures and Cheese from East to West
BRA-Liceo Scientifico G. Giolitti-G. B. Gandino
For centuries the Balkans were a land of pastoralism and transhumance. At one time, millions of head of livestock would migrate across the peninsula, the Mediterranean to the Aegean to the Black Sea. Today the last stewards of these traditions are the shepherds and dairymen who produce cheese during the summer, up in their breathtaking mountain pastures. This workshop will help you find out more about great pastoral traditions that have given life to often unique, still relatively unknown cheeses, a blend of East and West. Up for tasting will be some of the most characteristic cheeses of the region, such as Tcherni Vit Green Cheese from Bulgaria and Bucegi Mountain Branza de Burduf from Romania, both promoted by Slow Food Presidia.