23 September

Behind the best cheese there’s grass

Pollenzo-Albergo dell'Agenzia

Put yourself in the hooves of a sheep, a cow, a goat… you’d probably have little doubt about what food to eat.

Can you beat the beauty of a pasture? An extraordinary floral variety characterizes the ridges, meadows and rocky landscapes of the Maritime Alps, where Alpine, Subalpine, Middle-European and Mediterranean species coexist.  This biodiversity provides a diet rich in aromas and nutrients which is naturally conferred to the milk of the animals who graze here. For the last meeting of Cheese 2019 our favorite osterias and restaurants from the valleys of Cuneo bring their local pasture-raised dairy products, using them in dishes reflect fresh ideas and skilled hands.

Come and discover the panorama of grass-fed dairy in the Maritime Alps and the stories behind it.


  • Subrich potato cakes with deer meat, a light fondue of Ostana toma cheese and porcini mushrooms (Osteria Alpino)
  • Roasted peppers with goat’s milk robiola, bread with anchovies, mint and lemon zest (Locanda del Falco)
  • Cream of grilled onions, Toumin dal Mel cheese, beer vinegar and chestnut bread (Reis – Cibo Libero di Montagna)
  • Caramelline di Nostrale with cream of nettles and wild thyme butter (Lou Pitavin)
  • Veal cheek cooked in milk, mustard and liquorice (Il Nazionale)
  • Goat’s cheese ricotta cake with hazelnut pastry (La Fame)
  • Bread and breadsticks from the wood-fired oven of La Fame.

The dinner will be paired with “Triple A” (Agriculturist, Artisan, Artist) wines selected by Velier of Genoa.

Pollenzo, six kilometers from Bra, is the other main hub of Cheese 2019. A special shuttle service will take you from Bra to Pollenzo and back, so you can create your own program and move around easily without using a car.

The event can be booked online until 12 p.m. on September 19. During the days of Cheese you can buy any remaining tickets for this and other events at the Event Reception.

23 September

20:30 - 23:00

Ristorante Garden
Total of seats
Seats available:
60 €
Price for members
50 €