Italy – Pecorino Toscano
Episode 4, from Season 1
In this episode, Will visits the Piedmont town of Bra, where the Slow Food movement holds a specialist cheese festival every two years. Will – along with 100,000 other visitors! – examines the many international varieties on display, and finds out why the Slow Food movement’s popularity is growing. He then travels to Tuscany to visit the Il Forteto dairy. Formed by a group of social reformers in the 1970s, this cooperative has rapidly grown to become one of Italy’s largest producers of Pecorino Toscano, a benchmark cheese made from ewe’s milk.