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 ©

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