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Cevrin di Coazze – slow food, great mood!

It´’s not a secret that Gustav and I are huge fans of Italian cheeses and traveling to Italy is a regular must. This time we were in the Piedmont and found our way to Giaveno about an hour West of Turin where we stopped by *Azienda Agricola Fratelli Lussiana*.

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The little towns of Giaveno and Coazze in the Sangone valley are home to Slow food family member     Cevrin di Coazze which is only produced by a handful of cheese makers.

Coazze

*Cevrin* in the local dialect means a mix of cow’s and goat’s milk cheese and * Cevrin di Coazze * is indeed exactely that. A mix of goat´’s and cow’s milk with a goat´’s milk proportion of at least 40%.

The goats of Lussiana family are Chamois Coloured Goats from the Piedmont valleys (Camosciata delle valli piemontesi), which don’t produce as much milk as eg. the white Saanen breed but are robust and well adapted to the mountainous territory they live in.  The cows are of the autochtone and sturdy Barà cattle breed which is similar to the better known Pustertaler, derives from the valleys around Cuneo and Turin and is unfortunately in danger of going extinct.

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With production time limited from March to November when the animals are out in pasture ,dry salted, *Cevrin di Coazze*can be made from raw, thermized as well as pasteurized milk and has a minimum age of 90 days. The evening milk of the cows is completed with the morning batch of the goats and in our case coagulated with the help of calves rennet.

Cevrin di Coazze

*Cevrin* has an unpressed and semisoft paste that melts hesitantly midst its regular eyes and releases notes of spicy mushroom and lactic, nutty pastures, all of which make you feel history, valleys and animals alike.
We paired our * Cevrin di Coazze * with a Barbera d’Asti that manages to cut through the spicyness and brings out the milder more buttery sides of todays guest of honor.

Piedmont

Gustav rates our travel encounter a happy 12/10 and says next time he will also keep an eye on people and landscape and not just the cheese.

Well Gustav, welcome to my world …

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Sagra della Toma di Lanzo- Usseglio, Italy

Sagra della Toma di Lanzo e dei formaggi d´Alpeggio – a true italian feast!

Starting on July 12th the town of Ussegglio – a 1.5 hour drive north-east of Turin – will open its gates for the 28th time to the Sagra della Toma di Lanzo e dei formaggi d´Alpeggio.

You will be able to taste your way through over 100 food-stands that will offer all kinds of piedmont cheeses and also products from other parts of Italy.

The highlight  is the presentation and tasting of the queens of the valleys – 
The Toma di Lanzo, the Toma del Lait Brusc and all kinds of other alpine goat cheeses.

Who has been in the area knows that there are plenty of awesome things to fill up your belly such as Jams and honeys and delicious salumi, eg. Salami di Turgia, Salsiccia alla Toma, Lardo etc. and I promis you will  find all of them there!

You can attend the “hour as a cheese maker” and produce your own tomino which you can of course  take home to show off to your friends or do a guided tasting with a jury of sensory experts.

And of course – there will be craft beer, piedmont wines and.. music!

Festival dates are as follows: July 12th,13th,14th and July 20th+21st

Note: Festival dates might get moved and events might get canceled. 
Always check official websites before booking your ticket or heading out of the door.
All images used in this event calendar are under copyright of the event organizer and/or its maker.

 

23rd Fiera Carrettesca – Roccaverano, Italy

23rd Fiera Carrettesca – Roccaverano, Italy

On the weekend of the 29th of June the “Fiera Carrettesca” returns for the 23rd time to the idyllic town of Roccaverano in Italy´s Piedmont region.

*Roccaverano* that was awarded to be one of the “cities of cheese” by ONAF (Italy´s National Organization of Cheese Tasters) in 2022 is home town and namesake of Robiola di Roccaverano DOP.

So on two days you will be able to taste this exceptionally delicious cheese from different producers, listen to music, meet people and greet other cheeses from the area and all over Italy.

Want to find more about Robiola di Roccaverano? Just dial into our blog post!

 

Note:
Festival times might change and events might be canceled.
Always check official sites before booking your trip or heading out the door.
Image Rights: All images used in this event calendar are under copyright of the organizer and or/its maker.

LatteForMaggio 4th FIERA LATTIERO CASEARIA- Scalenghe, Italy

LatteForMaggio 4th FIERA LATTIERO CASEARIA- Scalenghe, Italy

+++  date to be confirmed +++++

It´s the 4th time that this agricultural milk, cheese and cattle fair takes place in Scalenghe, Turin, Italy.

On 3 days you can join guided farm visits, take a seat on the giant lunch table, watch food performances and musical entertainment and talk to farmers, producers and other professionals of the dairy sector.

Note:
Festival times might change and events might be canceled.
Always check official sites before booking your trip or heading out the door.
Image Rights: All images used in this event calendar are under copyright of the organizer and or/its maker.

Robiola di Roccaverano DOP -don´t mess with Rocky Balboa

With cheese it is sometimes like with good, old friends. You haven’t seen them in forever and all of a sudden your paths cross and it seems like no time has passed. You still can laugh and talk all night and realize how much you’ve missed each other.
Kind of a similar thing happened to us with today’s guest. Long time- no see, and boom!;
Ran into him and immediately fell in love again. *Robiola di Roccaverano DOP* from the Piedmont.

BRA CHEESE FESTIVAL 2023 – Bra, Italy

BRA CHEESE FESTIVAL 2023 – Bra, Italy

BRA CHEESE FESTIVAL 2023, Bra, Italy  -this is the event we have all be waiting for!

This international event of cheese will take place in the heart of Italy´s Piedmont region in the little town of Bra.  Conferences, tastings, guided visits, workshops and other numerous events are waiting for you.

Click here to check out our Post of our 2019 visit!

An event no cheese lover should miss!

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