Frequently asked questions

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ACCESSIBILITY OF THE MARKET AND EVENTS

How much does it cost?

As ever, Cheese is free and open to all: all the activities which take place in the squares and streets of Bra, including the market, can be accessed freely and do not require a reservation. Only the Taste Workshops and Dinner Dates require reservation.

Where exactly is Cheese being held?

The following areas of Bra will host Cheese:

  • Piazza Roma and Piazza Carlo Alberto
  • Via Principi di Piemonte
  • Via Marconi and the Cortile delle Scuole Maschili
  • Piazza XX Settembre and Corso Garibaldi
  • Piazza Spreitenbach

Other event areas may be comunicated at a later date.

What benefits are there for Slow Food members?

For now we can guarantee a discount of €5 for the Taste Workshops and a discount of €10 on Dinner Dates. More information will be available the week before Cheese starts.

Which events will be translated into English?

The Taste Workshops, the Dinner Dates and the majority of the conferences at Biodiversity House, as well as the two online conferences on September 16, will be translated into English. Some of the film screenings at Biodiversity House are also in English. A list of all events available in English can be generated using the search filters.

Will there be tastings at the stands?

Exhibitors may allow visitors to taste their products at their discretion.

What is the maximum occupancy of the events in the program?

Ticketed events – Taste Workshops and Dinner Dates – have a limited number of tickets available online: any remaining places may be bought during Cheese from the Event Reception. The number of places is specified for each event. The activities at Biodiversity House are free to access but will be limited to 35 places, with no booking possible.

Where can you buy tickets for events which still have places available?

The ticketed events in the Cheese program are on sale online until September 14. From September 15 to 18 you can buy any remaining tickets for these events at the Event Reception in Via Mendicità Istruita 14.

Can visitors bring animals?

Dogs are allowed, as long as they kept on a leash, though we would advise people not to bring easily-scared dogs that may be upset by the presence of a large number of people.

Will there be a baby-parking area?

Yes. On Via Cavour there is a Family Area run by Slow Food in collaboration with Aldeia. Here, there are facilities for both breastfeeding and diaper changing. Additionally, the Sant’Antonino Preschool in Bra organizes a dedicated program called “Cheese Bimbi,” which includes activities for children aged 3 to 8 years old.

Will there be stands or activities dedicated to gluten-free products?

The AIC (Associazione Italiana Celiachia Piemonte Onlus) will be present in the Cortile delle Scuole Maschili with gluten-free bread. If requested, it will be possible to have gluten-free bread and breadsticks in the Taste Workshops and the Great Hall of Cheese too.

Are there stands with vegan cheese?

No. Animals, their milk, and the work of herders are all fundamental elements at Cheese. We have always promoted traditional cheeses made with raw milk, preferably from animals grazed in pastures, and without the use of industrial cultures. This is the rationale behind the products we promote at Cheese, where we emphasize the efforts of those who raise animals and use their milk in a respectful way.

ACCOMODATION, TRANSPORT AND PARKING

How can I find a place to stay in Bra?

Cheese 2023 hospitality partner is Booking Piemonte, a comprehensive accommodation portal that offers a wide range of services, experiences, and assistance to help travelers enjoy the wonders of the region. For more information, contact [email protected]

Where are the parking lots? Will there be shuttle buses for Pollenzo?

There will be road closures at Cheese, with most of the city center closed to traffic. Visitors can park their cars in a series of peripheral parking areas and be brough to the center on shuttle buses. Normal public transport will be in operation between Bra and the other event area in Pollenzo.

Where and when are the shuttle bus services?

For information about the shuttle service please check this page. These services run once every 20 minutes.

Can I bring my dog on the shuttle bus?

Yes, as long as they are kept on a leash.

How can I come to Cheese by train?

Information on train times from Turin, Alba and Cuneo is available from Trenitalia. As in other editions, there will be extra services on the lines to Bra during the days of the event.

Will there be a camper area?

There will be an area for camper vans in Via Senator Sartori (first come first served – no bookings).

Will there be special parking spaces for people with disabilities?

There will be parking dedicated to people with disabilities. More info coming soon.

And Finally…

Will the event still be held if it rains?

Yes.

Cheese 2023 is organized by Slow Food and the City of Bra from September 15-18. See you there! #Cheese2023

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