Italy – Rare Mountain Cheeses of the North East
Episode 6, from Season 6
Traditional cheese making is strictly seasonal in the Alps of north-eastern Italy and production is very limited. In this episode, Will travels to the foothills of the Alps to meet the oldest cheese maker in the country. He is shown how Asiago d'allevo was once made over a wooden fire, and he travels to the Perenzin family's dairy to learn about their famous Montasio and 'drunken' cheeses. Will then visits the beautiful Dolomites, where he meets an affineur whose cheese cellar is an old pre-war bunker. He also discovers a farm still making a very rare grey cheese and a beautiful handmade butter.