From illegally smuggled cheese in Brazil to the world’s most expensive cheese in Sweden, from Burrata and Pecorino in Italy to Mac and Cheese in the United States. In the seventh season of Cheese Slices, Will Studd travels through some of the world’s most beautiful countryside to look at an extraordinary variety of authentic regional cheeses, and meet the tradition-upholders and the innovators who passionately make them. Filmed on location over 18 months, this series also includes a special look at artisanal cheeses from regions in Spain, Canada, France and New Zealand.
Brazil - Clandestine Cheeses of BrazilEpisode 1
The Minas Gerais region of Brazil produces almost as much raw milk cheese as France but, as Will learns, most of it is illegal and must be transported to market in secret.
Traditional Galician cheese – SpainEpisode 2
Galicia or ‘Green Spain’ is well known for the beautiful cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela, but the region’s high rainfall and mild maritime climate is also perfect for dairy farming
Canada - Artisan cheeses of British ColumbiaEpisode 3
Will visits Vancouver before taking a seaplane to beautiful Salt Spring Island to meet the owners of two fascinating small cheese dairies.
France - The Lyonnais Cheese RevolutionEpisode 4
The beautiful city of Lyon is widely recognised as the gastronomic centre of France
Abruzzo, Italy - Cheeses of the Great Track: Burrata, Pasta Filata, PecorinoEpisode 5
Will follows the ancient shepherds trail known as the Traturro Magno (Great Track) from the mountains of Abruzzo to the plains of Puglia
Moose and Goat's Cheese in Jamtland - Traditional Swedish CheeseEpisode 6
Will travels to the beautiful Jamtland region in central Sweden, where he looks at traditional cave-ripened goat’s milk cheese and the world’s most expensive cheese- Moose Cheese
USA - New Farmstead Producers of Washington StateEpisode 7
Will travels to Seattle in the Pacific North West of the United States to meet the founder of Beecher’s famous cheddar cheese
New Zealand Artisan Cheese MakingEpisode 8
Will visits old friends in Christchurch to learn about the growing number of small artisan cheese makers who make cheese from raw milk