At Cheese, the Italian and International Market in Piazza Carlo Alberto and Piazza Roma hosts the very finest products made by herders, cheesemakers, cheesemongers and affineurs around the world. The cheeses on sale—whether made from cow’s, sheep’s or goat’s milk—will all be made exclusively with raw milk in dairies attentive to animal welfare, consistent with the Slow Food philosophy and the campaign which has defined Cheese since its first edition. MARKET SELECTION CRITERIA In making their selection of exhibitors, the Organizers will prioritize the following: Cheesemakers, affineurs and selectors. Businesses that produce entirely or mostly using raw milk. Businesses that produce cheeses without industrial starter cultures, or with self-produced starters (milk starter, whey starter). Businesses with animals that are primarily grazed outdoors, with the supplementation of grass/hay. Businesses that make cheeses using milk from local animal breeds. It is absolutely forbidden to sell the following: Cheeses made using thermized or pasteurized milk, with the exception of Gorgonzola DOP and traditional fresh cheeses (e.g. raviggiolo or squacquerone) Products containing ingredients obtained using transgenic methods (GMOs) and/or products flavored with synthetic flavorings and/or non-natural products, e.g. cheeses with artificial truffle flavoring, cheeses made with transgenic rennet, cheeses whose rinds have been chemically treated or smoked using liquid smoke, cheeses containing artificial preservatives, additives or colorings. FULL SELECTION CRITERIA The market also features honeys, vinegars and preserves to complete your cheese tasting experience! INTERNATIONAL CHEESES Though Cheese 2019 will not focus on any specific “host country”, there will be a strong presence of international producers from Austria, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK. BEYOND CHEESE: NATURAL BREAD AND CHARCUTERIE Besides cheese and dairy produce, to widen the panorama of natural foods at Cheese an area of the market will host a selection of natural breads and charcuterie. Cheese 2019 features charcuterie produced without nitrites or nitrates and bread made with sourdough, because natural food isn’t just tastier, it’s better for our health and has a smaller environmental impact. NATURAL BREAD AND CURED MEAT Are you a raw milk cheesemaker and wish to take part in Cheese 2019? You’re still in time to do so. The deadline for applications is July 20. Write now to firstname.lastname@example.org The Italian and International Market will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.