Danielle (Dany) Mitzman is a British freelance journalist who has been based in the north Italian town of Bologna since 1998. Before that, she worked in London as a producer for Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4. She makes features and documentaries for BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, Deutsche Welle Radio and Radio Netherlands. Her reports are often rebroadcast on other networks, including NPR, CBC, ABC Australia and SABC. Her favourite areas are human interest, arts and culture and Italy's quirkiest news stories.
I confess, I stole this title from the Slow Food website. But it was so brilliant, I couldn’t help myself.
If you usually buy your cheese in slices, plastic casing or foil-wrapped triangles, you’d be truly overwhelmed by a visit to Slow Food’s biennial festival: Cheese.
Located in Bra, in the north west Italian region of Piedmont, the 4-day event takes over the entire hill town. Huge marquees in the piazzas and hundreds of stands lining the streets offer visitors the chance to taste and buy a vast selection of cheeses produced by more than 300 artisan cheese-makers from every corner of the globe.
I was there to sample some of the weirdest varieties on offer…
(first broadcast on Inside Europe, Deutsche Welle Radio, 27th September, 2015)