The Great Hall of Cheese and the Enoteca: lots of international cheeses, Slow Food Presidia cheeses from Italy and wines selected by the Wine Bank of Pollenzo.
As ever, the Great Hall of Cheese and the Enoteca will be under the arcade of Via Garibaldi.
Here’s everything you need to know:
- The Enoteca opens at 11 a.m.
- The Enoteca closes at 11 p.m. and the cash desk 30 minutes before
- The cheese platters come in two sizes: a smaller platter with two cheeses at €3, or a larger platter with four cheeses at €5.
- The wines are divided into three categories, with glasses at €3, €5 and €7.
This year, in line with health & safety measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no paper wine list available. Visitors can download the wine line by scanning the QR codes present in the Enoteca, and are encouraged to speak to our sommeliers for advice!
The Great Hall of Cheese: Slow Food Presidia and international cheeses
The Great Hall of Cheese is the living room of Cheese, where you’ll find numerous specialties from Italy and beyond.
This year the offering will change day by day, with a different selection of cheese platters featuring cheeses from Slow Food Presidia in Italy and international cheeses each day.
For example, you’ll find Sibillini Mountains Pecorino from the Marche, aged for a few months with a rind that’s either golden, ocher or hazelnut colored, compact and slightly fatty, with a flaky consistency and a strong aroma that is often reminiscent of mushrooms and truffles, and a spicy, persistent flavor.
Shall we go abroad? In our platters you’ll also find, for example, Traditional Emmentaler, which is perhaps the largest cheese in the world: a form can weigh more than 100kg fresh, and each one requires around 1200 liters of milk… then we’ll have Comté, Bleu d’Auvergne and Bleu de Gex from France, Queso Picon Bejes and Calabres from Spain, and much more…
The Enoteca: 301 labels
To create the perfect pairing for your cheeses the Enoteca has a real Giro d’Italia on offer, because tasting a wine is a way to discover a new land and the community that lives it: characteristics which contribute to making each one unique.
Come and speak to our Fisar sommeliers and let them help you choose among the 301 labels on offer. A journey along the Boot, thanks to hundreds of Italian wineries that are part of the Slow Food Wine Project, with sparkling white and rosé wines, and still white, rosé, red and dessert wines. And then there’s a selection of dry Moscato by esCAMOtage, a new wine created by 8 young producers to give an identity to a wine that has been produced for many years but without clearly-defined rules.
An authentic treasure for all cheese lovers that features raw milk cheeses exclusively.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the Enoteca thanks to BBBell, main partner of Cheese 2021.
Cover image: The Enoteca at Cheese 2019. Photo: Alessandro Vargiu