Useful Info

Cheese 2019 – Natural is Possible

from Friday September 20 to Monday September 23

Bra and Pollenzo (Cuneo Province, Italy)


Friday to Sunday from 10 am to midnight, Monday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Italian and international market, Slow Food Presidia, Affineur Alley, Friday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Great Hall of Cheese and Enoteca, Street Food, Food Trucks, Beer Square, Pizza, bread and pastry forge, Friday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., Monday from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Casa Slow Food, Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, Monday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 


For the 12th edition of Cheese, the layout of the event will look similar to past years: free events taking place in the streets, squares, and courtyards of Bra’s historic center, where you’ll find the Cheese Market, the Biodiversity House, the Great Hall of Cheese, the Enoteca, the Dairy Chain, a step-by-step journey through the dairy-cheese supply chain and the world of animal husbandry, the area dedicated to small-scale producers and family-run companies that raise animals extensively, who work with the raw milk of their own animals and make cheeses without selected starter cultures – the Conference space, the Pizza, bread and pastry forge, the Gelato Square, the Beer Square and the Food Trucks, the High Ground area of the Piedmont Region dedicated to mountain communities, two cinemas hosting the Cheese on the Screen program, the Taste Library, our partners’ spaces and more.


Another important section of the event will be held in Pollenzo, six kilometers from the center of Bra, where the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the Wine Bank and the Albergo dall’Agenzia are located. Beyond visiting the magnificent grounds and the University campus, this is where you’ll be able to take part in the Dinner Dates,  a sensory analysis test and the Taste Workshops dedicated to cheese and wine. Getting there is easy thanks to our dedicated shuttle service.


Entry to Cheese is free, while tickets for the Dinner Dates and Taste Workshops are on sale via the online store. The deadline for online booking is 12 p.m. on September 19, 2019. An email confirmation will be sent after booking. Bookings cannot be made by telephone. Any remaining spaces can be booked during Cheese at the Event Reception.


The area dedicated to parents with children is run by the Aldeia Association in Piazza Roma every day of the event from 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. There are nursing chairs, changing tables, bottle warmers and mats for babies to rest on. There’s also a free loan service for ergonomic baby carriers and slings.


People with a disabled parking permit can enter the city of Bra and use the P2 car park in Strada Montenero, adjacent to Piazza Spreitenbach.


Thanks to our collaboration with AIC Piemonte (the Italian Celiac Association) and local artisans we have a different gluten-free option on offer every day. If you want to know more, the staff of AIC Piemonte are available in the Great Hall of Cheese–Enoteca. Come and say hello!