presidi

Via Principi di Piemonte and Via Marconi, in the heart of Bra, will be taken over by the cheeses, breads, honeys and jams of over 60 Slow Food Presidia.

From the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees, from the Alps to Mount Ararat, the Presidia will take you on a journey of discovery through a unique cultural heritage: breeds selected over the centuries to adapt to harsh environments, high-mountain pastures and dairies, ancient knowledge and traditional cheesemaking techniques.

Here’s a taste of some the new Presidia at this year’s event: From Ethiopia, camel’s milk collected by Karrayu herders; from France, mountain cheeses from the Pyrenees; from Italy, Caciocavallo Palermitano made with milk from Cinisara cows (an ancient breed that once lived in the rocky mountains behind Palermo), raw-milk butter from the mountain pastures of the Upper Elvo made in the province of Biella and cheese from the Alpine dairies of Trentino’s Lagorai mountains.

The Presidia are Slow Food projects which save artisanal foods (breads, cured meats, cheeses, etc.), livestock breeds, plant varieties and traditional farming, fishing and food-production techniques at risk of extinction. They involve communities of small-scale producers (farmers, growers, herders, fishers), preserve ancient knowledge, promote sustainable practices and add value to the local area.

There is another reason to visit the Presidia. At Cheese this year, many of them will feature the new narrative label, a food-labeling system designed by Slow Food to provide more information about the producers, the breeds used to make the cheese, production techniques, place of origin and animal welfare.

The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity works around the world. Its main projects are the Presidia, A Thousand Gardens in Africa, the Earth Markets and the Ark of Taste.

Support the Slow Food Foundation: www.slowfoodfoundation.com 

 

Presidio Asiago Stravecchio

, , Vicenza VI, Veneto

tel: 0444 321758 | l.cracco@formaggioasiago.it

Via Marconi - P34

Bagolino Bagoss Presidium

This classic Brescia cheese, born in copper vats over wood fires, can live to a ripe old age

Via Parrocchia 34, 25072, Bagolino BS, Lombardia

tel: 0365 904020

Via Marconi - P54

Ceglie Biscuit Presidium

The flavors of the Brindisi countryside - almonds, citrus fruits, cherries, grapes - all in one biscuit

via pisanelli 14, ceglie messapica BR, Puglia

tel: 0831383050 | info@allegrinitaly.com

Via Principi di Piemonte - P14

Heritage Bitto Presidium

The way we were. An honest mountain cheese made following traditional breeding and production procedures

Via Nazionale, 31, 23010, Gerola Alta SO, Lombardia

tel: 334 3325366 | info@formaggiobitto.com

Via Marconi - P57

Castel del Monte Canestrato Presidium

Transhumance, drove roads, customs duties - more than a cheese, Canestrato di Castel del Monte is a history lesson

Via San Donato, 56, 67023, Castel del Monte AQ, Abruzzo

| bioformaggi.gransasso@gmail.com

Via Principi di Piemonte - P18

Coazze Cevrin Presidium

A rare goat's milk cheese that's struggling to survive

Borgata Fornello 38, 10094, Giaveno TO, Piemonte

| maria.lussiana@virgilio.it

Via Marconi - P53

Presidio dei formaggi di malga del Béarn

Maison des Vallees -Place des Oustolots, 64400, Oloron Sainte Marie

tel: 0683998763 | aet3vb@gmail.com

Via Marconi - P44

Irish Raw Milk Cheeses Presidium

The Emerald Isle used to be a place of fantastic cheeses. It's a pleasure to see that the good old days are coming back again

| cheese@eircom.net

Via Principi di Piemonte - P26

Presidio dei formaggi sudafricani a latte crudo

| v.lucidi@slowfood.it

Via Principi di Piemonte - P 29

Ciminà Caciocavallo

Elongated with two "heads", Ciminà's Caciocavallo is like no other

, , Ciminà RC, Calabria

tel: | nicolapolifroni@tiscali.it

Via Principi di Piemonte - P17

Roman Countryside Caciofiore Presidium

A cheese made with a vegetable rennet from the artichoke or wild cardoon flower

Via dell'Umiltà, 48, 00187, Roma RM, Lazio

tel: 06 69792401 | w.loria@romamercati.com

Via Principi di Piemonte - P21