PERIOD: 15 - 18 September 2017
PLACE: Bra, Italy
Birthday party for Cheese 2017, a joint event, this year, at its 11th edition. The review takes place, every two years in odd years, in the Italian town of Bra.
It is an event of international appeal, which boasts the presence of well-300 exhibitors from 23 different nations. The latest edition was a success beyond any rosy prediction, with over 230000 visitors!
At Cheese 2017, headlights focused on raw milk and natural cheeses, without industrial ferments.
Tradition, handicraft production, biodiversity, respect for animals and, consequently, for a whole territory. These are just some of the founding elements of the event.
As usual, the Cheese 2017 takes place along the streets, streets and squares of the beautiful old town of Bra. Waiting for you, stands, laboratories, spaces of the
Taste, bookshops and even cinemas. A really busy program of events.
And here, then, the Cheese Market, the Great Hall of Cheeses and the Enoteca, the Piazza della Pizza, the street kitchens, the Piazza della Birra. And, furthermore, the great novelty of 2017, Spazio Libero, in which you will find a wide selection of cheeses, cured meats, wines and natural breads, produced without the use of additives, ferments, nitrites and nitrates. As the organizers say: there is always something to do, to know, to taste!
Cheese 2017 is not just a festival of gastronomy. Participating means, above all, showing deep empathy towards the values of which, the Festival, becomes a spokesperson. Because it is precisely from tradition, from respect and from the love of the territory and, consequently, for oneself, that beautiful things are born.
HOW TO GET
Turin, is just under 60 km from Bra. By opting for air travel, you need to land at the Turin-Caselle international airport, well connected to the main European destinations. By train, you need to reach the Turin-Lingotto railway station from where the train to Bra leaves.
The best solution is to rent a car directly at the airport. In this case, you would have more options available to you, like Milan-Linate or the port of Genoa.
TICKETS AND TIMES
Admission to the 2017 Cheese is free. Only some events provide an admission ticket, often sold-out. There are, then, initiatives reserved exclusively for slow food members.
The event takes place, from Friday to Sunday, from 10 to 24; Monday, from 10 to 20: 30.
The Italian and international markets and the Via dei Presìdi are open all 4 days, from 10 to 20: 30. Street kitchens, food trucks, Piazza della Birra and Piazza della Pizza, however, are open from Friday to Sunday, from 12 to midnight, and on Monday from 12 to 20: 30.
WHERE TO SLEEP
The beautiful Bra is a really beautiful city, to be discovered. Rich in monuments and particularly interesting places, it certainly deserves more than just a "touch and go". Central and in an excellent position, it rises Villa Maddalena, one of our favorite facilities. Some rooms include a terrace or balcony. Each room has a private bathroom with a bath or shower and bidet, with free toiletries provided.