16 September

The Future of PDO In The Hands Of Giants? 

BRA-Auditorium Fondazione Crb

The global market favors the concentration of production, and even the high-quality dairy sector is not immune to the trend. In France, multinationals buy up historic brands, bulwarks of the Gallic cheese tradition, while in the Balkans and the Caucasus the small-scale producers and people who want to save traditional cheeses still dream of the security afforded by Protected Designations of Origin (PDO). What type of productions are protected today by European brands? How much does their loyalty to tradition count, as compared to market reach? A reflection on PDOs, the role of consortiums and production regulations.

Free entry while seats last.

Moderator: Journalist Rose O’Donovan
Véronique Richez, specialized journalist and president of l’Association Fromages de Terroirs
Branca Tome, Deputy Head of Unit for Geographical Indications at the DG Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission
Carlo Hausmann, Agricultural Assessor at the Region of Liguria
Joe Schneider, Producer of Slow Food Presidium Stichelton (UK)
Iliyan Kostov, Deputy Director of Risk Assessment Canter on Food Chain of Bulgarian Food Safety Agency / Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Nicola Bertinelli, President of Consortium for Parmigiano Reggiano
Nino Katchiuri, producer of Sulguni cheese, Georgia

16 September

14:30 - 16:00