20 September

Cheese 2019 – Offical inauguration and Slow Cheese awards

Bra-Piazza Caduti per la Libertà

We welcome you to the inauguration of the 12th edition of Cheese – Natural is possible.

In 2019 the spotlight is on the diversity of natural cheese, which comes from the raw milk of local breeds raised on pastures, and of the traditional knowledge of herders and cheesemakers. We begin to discuss this theme here at the inauguration of Cheese, which will then be developed over the four days of the event.

We’ll welcome the Fridays for Future march, a further reminder that young people in Bra and around the world demand a new politics which is respectful of the environment, and to put an end to intensive farming. We’ll also announce our Slow Cheese award winners, given to those cheesemakers and herders who refuse modern shortcuts and resist the pressure of industry, the market and excessively-restrictive hygiene laws which don’t take the reality of small-scale food production into consideration.


  • Teresa Bellanova, Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies
  • Alberto Cirio, President of the Piedmont Region
  • Gianni Fogliato, Mayor of Bra
  • Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food

Conducted by:

  • Carla Coccolo, event manager, Slow Food

Free entry.

20 September

10:30 - 12:30

Slow Cheese
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