Progetto Forme 2023– a shape for every occasion
Last weekend it was finally time for *Progetto Forme* the annual Cheese Festival in Bergamo, Italy.
For 3 days the upper town of Bergamo dresses in the name of cheese with many things to do, see, taste, experience, and listen to.
When traveling through northern Italy and its mountainous regions of the Piedmont and Aosta Valley one type of cheese that will often cross your path is a “Toma”.
It´s a mountainous pal – pressed, and often made from skimmed or partially skimmed milk – who finds his relatives in the French and Swiss “Tomme” who are lurking on the other side of the mountain peaks.
Gustav says nothing pairs better than 35degress and a cheese of barnyard floor quality and strongly advises to get your hands on ‘Le Petit Vinageois’, a French raw-milk delicacy from Normandy.
Sometimes just the memory of smelling, squeezing and eating a cheese fills our heart with sheer joy.
On the table: a memory snapshot of “Guerriero Piceno”, a co-production of @fontegranne and @strekoza_cheese.
So here is some news: When in Sicily you cannot avoid Pecorino, and naturally all the vendors and cheese shops sell different kinds of it –young and old, natural or refined with all manners of spices.
We always wanted to scan Sicily for a longer workcation but since time is scarce we thought why not hop to Palermo for a few days and breath in some cheesy air as kind of an aperitivo for future travels to come.
Besides eating,photographing, reading and dreaming cheese – traveling cheese is what Gustav and I maybe like to do best. After all it combines all of the above with seeing new places, meeting new people as well as getting together with old friends.
When in February we are all longing for a soon spring to come. And with spring finally arrives the time of farmstead goat cheese. To shorten the time for you we introduce *Vermenton*, a raw milk goat´s milk representative from the Burgundy region in east-central France which we were lucky enough to catch before.
Chevrin delle Valli di Lanzo – Piedmont, Italy
*Chevrin delle Valli di Lanzo* – raw goat’s milk from the Lanzo Valleys north west of Turin in Italy’s Piedmont region.