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Cheese Slices

10 episodes

  • England - The Champion of English Cheese

    Episode 1

    Will visits influential cheese retailer Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, where cheese champion Randolph Hodgson explains how English traditional farmhouse country cheese was saved from extinction

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  • Italy & France - Corsica and Sardinia Traditional Cheeses

    Episode 2

    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

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  • Canada - Artisan Cheeses of Quebec

    Episode 3

    The Canadian province of Quebec is undergoing a cheesemaking revival. Will visits Quebec to find out whether the original French settlers have had any influence on this renaissance

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  • Portugal - Traditional Cheeses of Portugal

    Episode 4

    Will travels to the rugged mountains of the north to find out more about the king of Portuguese cheeses, Serra da Estrela. Dating back to pre-Roman times, this ancient cheese is still made from ewe’s milk and curdled with the juice of cardoon thistles

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  • Italy - Mozzarella and the Cheeses of Campania

    Episode 5

    Will journeys to Italy’s picturesque Campania region to look at stretched curd cheeses and finds it hard to resist the lingering flavour and sensual texture of buffalo cheese made from raw milk.

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  • USA - Farmhouse Cheese of Wisconsin

    Episode 6

    Will visits several of the exciting new farmstead cheese producers, including Uplands Cheese Company, before meeting Willi Lehner at Bleu Mont Dairy to see how he ripens cheese in an underground cave

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  • Cyprus - Authentic Haloumi Cheese

    Episode 7

    Will travels to the island of Cyprus to see how traditional Haloumi is still made from a mixture of goats’ and ewes’ milk

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  • USA - Artisan Cheeses of the States

    Episode 8

    Will learns first hand about the challenges of making farmstead washed-rind cheese in Virginia before meeting up with his old friend Ari at Zingerman’s Creamery in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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  • France - Brie and the French Affineur

    Episode 9

    Will visits the Ile de France region to learn more about the benchmarks of the style, Brie de Meaux and Brie de Melun, before visiting Brie’s close cousin, Chaource, in the Champagne region

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  • Japan - The Japanese Cheese Revolution

    Episode 10

    Do the Japanese like cheese? In this one-hour special episode of Cheese Slices, Will travels to Japan with leading Australian chef Tetsuya Wakuda to find the answer to that burning question

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