At the end of September, on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th, dairies all over Italy will take part in this open day event.
There will be tastings of cheese, wine and other artisanal products as well as guided tours of the dairies and the property around. You will be able to get in contact with the animals, ask questions about the production and the farmer´s daily-life and fill up your shopping bags with all kinds of goodies.
Last year more than 60 cheese dairies in all of Italy took place in this unique event – a weekend not to miss!
2023 is the year of the 1st BolognaCheese Festival and we are certain that it can only be a great event.
The event will take place on the 2nd weekend of February and is aimed to professionals and passionate consumers alike. Naturally the focus is on cheese and the art of dairy and therefor other than cheese tasting there will also be a round table discussion on the present and future of the world of milk.
Bologna is always worth a cheesy visit but with a festival there is almost no excuse not to plan a weekend trip. And – you guessed it – where there is cheese there is also wine. So be prepared for some liquid gems from Italy as well as Austria and France.
Gustav says he wishes we would have time to go this year but says he already marked his calendar for next!
Note: Festival or event dates might change. Always check with official sites before booking your trip or heading out the door. Image Rights: The featured event images on this calendar are under copyright of the event organizers and/or its maker.
Also in 2023, the food and gourmet fair TASTE Pittimmagine takes place in Florence.
Aside cheese you will able to find almost every agricultural product you can think of.
More than 30 categories are on offer – amongst them Salumi, Bread, Pasta, Honeys, craft beer, wine and of course CHEESE. Here more than 40 producers, amongst with is eg. Caseificio il Fiorino, will showcase their products and let you taste as much as you want. (At least I think that is the case 😉 )
This upcoming October the streets of Sondrio will once again shine in the light of raw-milk mountain cheeses at the Formaggi in Piazza.
For the 17th time Sondrio hosts the traditional event “Formaggi in Piazza” and will spoil you with free guided tours, vineyard walks and countless local products. If we are lucky also “La Combinada” will take place again. A competition of raw-milk cheeses, which used to be organized by the city of Sondrio together with the Consorzio Tutela Valtellina Casera e Bitto. Fingers crossed!
Note: Festival- and event dates might change. Make sure to always check with official sites before booking your trip or heading out the door.
Festivals that involve Beans and Cheese are a common thing in Italy. The * Sagra Della Fava E Formaggio * in Gemmano can be found up in the mountains south of Rimini. The town combines the festival with their annual festival to the shrine of Madonna di Carbognano.
The festival takes place by the Sanctuary and offers beans, cheese and all kind of other delicacies from near and afar!
The * Festival del SILTER D.O.P * goes into its 5th round this year !
+Silter+ is a unique raw cow´s milk cheese of an inimitable taste, that takes its name from the room in the malga that was used for maturing the wheels. The event starts Friday the 6th of January and will easily carry you through the whole weekend.
Below you will find your itinerary for the weekend of epiphany!
Friday 6 January 11.00AM Open House with Silter Dop and other products from Valle Camonica 4.00 PM Silter meets Valle Camonica honey and the formaggella of the MIFISSO innovation projects, The tasting will be guided by the master tasters of ONAF (National Organization of Cheese Tasters) 4.30 PM Music withOscar Tabonifollow cutting of the Silter DOP and inauguration of the festival in the presence of the authorities
Saturday 7 January
11.00AM Opening of houses with Silter Dop and other products from Valle Camonica 4.00PM Silter meets Valle Camonica black thorny corn focaccia and rhubarb jam from the organic farm Shanty Maè, guided tasting by ONAF master tasters
Sunday 8 January
11.00AM Openn House with Silter Dop and other products from Valle Camonica 11.30AM Silter meets wines of Valle Camonica, guided tasting by the Consorzio tutela Vini IGT Valle Camonica and by the master tasters of ONAF. The guided tastings will take place at the Pro Loco headquarters.