Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Though a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It now boasts over 100,000 members in 153 countries.

Slow Food Auckland, formerly Slow Food Waitakere, is registered as a charitable entity. Registration Number: CC38263, please click here to read our Rules and Regulations

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Event: Cheeses of Puglia

Auckland, Friday 27 April 2012


On Friday evening we enjoyed a wonderful event about Puglia. We started with a slide
 show and talk about the Region's beautiful architecture by John Anderson. Then we had 
an amazing Mediterranean supper with a selection of traditional cheeses made by professional 
cheese maker Massimiliano De Caro (Massimiliano has been making mozzarella and other 
cheeses for 20 years) and a glass or red wine. And when our bellies were full and our spirits 
high Massimiliano showed us how to stretch mozzarella, and talked about the other cheeses 
he makes, like ricotta with chives and scamorza.

Cheesemonger Massimiliano De Caro makes mozzarella... elephants and piglets!

Slow Food Waitakere would like to thanks the Dante Alighieri Society of Auckland 
for organizing the event and inviting the members of Slow Food to participate.

The preparation of the plates and a convivial dinner

Photos  by Alessandra Zecchini ©

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April event: Cheeses of Puglia

The Dante Alighieri Italian Society of Auckland invites Slow Food Waitakere members to a special Italian evening dedicated to the cheeses of Puglia.
We will be tasting traditional Italian cheeses (including mozzarella) made in NZ from local products by Massimiliano De Caro. Massimiliano will also give a talk 
about cheese making, and architect John Anderson will show us some images of Puglia.

Friday 27 April 
Dante Rooms, Freemans Bay Community Centre
52 Hepburn St
Freemans Bay

Cost, Dante and Slow Food members $15, non-members $20. Pay at the door (please bring your current Slow Food card)
Booking essential as numbers are limited. RSVP

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Slow Food Waitakere, in association with Oxfam New Zealand, presents:


Slow Food Waitakere is hosting a Coffee Break, as part of Oxfam's Biggest Coffee Break during Fair Trade Fortnight and it would e great if you could come along!

Expect great food including fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and bananas

Julia from All Good Bananas will be joining us!

So lets get together to taste the Fair Trade difference and fundraise for Oxfam's work towards a fairer, safer, more sustainable world.

When: Sunday 13 May at 3pm
Where: 5a Gane Lane, Te Atatu Peninsula
RSVP or 834 9909

$15 Slow Food Members
$20 Non Members

All Money raised will go to OXFAM

Saturday, April 7, 2012


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