The Slow Food International has invited Georgian Delegation to participate in a Cheese Festival organized in September 15-18, 2017, in Bra, Italy. Five cheese-makers, including the representative of Cheese Guild, participated in the event together with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, FAO and Elkana. The list of Georgian Delegation participants is enclosed – Annex 1.
About 270,000 persons attended the cheese festival organized by the Slow Food. At the festival, various types of cheese, produced by 300 producers invited from 23 countries, were presented. Traditional cheese exhibited at the festival were made from raw milk and abomasum. These kinds of cheese are traditionally made by hand. In parallel, tasting events, presentations and conferences were held in different parts of the festival. The Georgian delegation actively participated in various events (see the program of the event in Annex 2.).
Main highlights of the Georgian Delegation participation in the Cheese Festival are presented in the report: