Cheese Slices featuring Italy

Despite being close neighbours, these two large islands in the Mediterranean have distinctly different cheese traditions. While sampling Corsica’s renowned Brocciu, a soft Ewe’s milk cheese, Will is introduced to a traditional version ripened with maggots

Will looks at the many flavours of Sicilian Pecorino, and visits one of the last farmhouse dairies making a saffron-flavoured cheese from ewe’s milk, before finding himself in a Dickensian cheese-maturing room that is several centuries behind the times

Will visits the Piedmont town of Bra, where the Slow Food movement holds a specialist cheese festival every second year.