There are over 100 Slow Food Presidia dedicated to dairy products around the world, more than any other food type. These rare and magnificent creations reflect our heritage of pastures, animal breeds, milks and skills.

At Cheese, you can meet the people behind some of the world’s finest traditional cheeses in person, discover their stories and taste their hard work for yourself.

Conference to present new Slow Food Presidia

Welcome New Cheese Presidia is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 at 5 p.m., and it’s an opportunity to get up close with the latest arrivals in a prestigious club of dairy products protected by Slow Food: Genazzano cheese and Fodóm cheese.

The former is a pecorino from the Prenestini hills, on the outskirts of Rome, where two agricultural companies keep a centuries-old tradition alive by producing cheese using traditional copper cauldrons. The latter is a cheese from Col di Lana in Veneto, made from the milk of grass-fed cows and cut hay on the steepest slopes of the Dolomites. Both of these Presidia were born from a collaboration with FedEx, part of a commitment to supporting small-scale businesses and the development of local networks together with Slow Food Italy.

At the conference there are also two French-speaking protagonists: the Bleu de Queyras, a blue-veined cheese made from raw cow’s milk from the pastures of the Hautes Alpes region, and the Brigue Toma, made from the milk of the brigasca sheep, a sheep breed raised in the Roja Valley. We’ll also present the Plezzana sheep, which owes its name to the Slovenian town of Plezzo but is also found in the mountainous areas of the province of Udine and the Austrian region of Carinthia. Slow Food is currently initiating the protection process for this sheep breed as part of the Presidia project.

Slow Food Presidia at Cheese

From Italy:

Abruzzo

Basilicata

Campania

Emilia-Romagna

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Lazio

Liguria

Lombardy

Piedmont

Puglia

Sardinia

Sicily

Tuscany

Trentino Alto Adige

Veneto

From beyond Italy, we welcome:

France

Discover the Presidia at Cheese 2023 by searching for the Slow Food Presidium tag in the event calendar and the exhibitor catalog, and explore the wonderful world of biodiversity!

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

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