and the Beer Piazza
Take a tour of the whole Italian peninsula with just a few steps in Piazza XX Settembre. Here snacks from around the country showcase a rich gastronomic tradition and an unshakeable respect for quality ingredients. These classic examples of street food have their roots firmly in Italian culture and history, but have also been able to adapt themselves to modern eating styles while preserving their original characteristics, flavors and principles.
Street Food is back at Cheese with Recco focaccia, a cheese-filled flatbread cooked on a covered slate griddle and one of the symbols of Ligurian gastronomy; treats from the Marche from Zè Migliori, including classic stuffed and fried Ascolana Tenera olives, a rare variety once at risk of extinction but now protected by a PDO; Puglia’s famous bombette, grilled pork involtini filled with cheese and prosciutto, from the Alberobello Slow Food Convivium; and other delicious delicacies.
Also in Piazza XX Settembre is the Beer Piazza, with 16 breweries selected from Slow Food Editore’s guide to Italian beers serving the perfect accompaniment to the Street Food specialties.
Breweries at Cheese 2011 include:
Birrificio Abbà (Livorno Ferraris, Piedmont), Beba (Villar Perosa, Piedmont), Birra del Borgo (Rome), Birraceca (Givoletto, Piedmont), Baladin (Piozzo, Piedmont), Birrificio l’Olmaia (Sant’Albino Montepulciano, Tuscany), Birrificio l’Orso Verde (Busto Arsizio, Lombardy), Birrificio Torino (Turin), Birrificio Troll (Vernante, Piedmont), Citabiunda (Neive, Piedmont), Kulmbacher Brauerei AG (Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna), Maltus Faber (Genoa), Nuovo Birrificio Nicese (Nizza Monferrato, Piedmont), Zago (Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia), LoverBeer (Marentino, Piedmont) and Birrificio La Piazza (Turin).