"For the most part, the cheese that is made in the district is sold in the fair in September in Castelnuovo, who flock several merchants who carry out the cheese in Tuscany and in the Genoese. These merchants buy it directly from the vendors, but sometimes are to do well the brokers ... The shopkeepers to store and preserve fresh forms from worms or the stalks covered with amorphous or paste made of oil ash and thick darkness ... "(Charles De Stefani - Acts of Agriculture Jacini 1883 - Monograph on district of Castelnuovo Garfagnana).
The old town of Castelnuovo and in particular the porch door, will turn to a one day meeting of shepherds, farmers, cattle brokers, traders cheese, restaurateurs, castelnuovesi always curious to see the "Fair Cheese" and tourists present in Garfagnana. Everyone can immerse themselves in an ancient atmosphere, simple and true, typical of Garfagnana where gastronomy and in particular tastings of cheese are filled.
8.00 registration forms in the contest, a commission of experts ONAF (National Organization of Cheese Tasters) after a long series of tasting and sensory evaluations of forms (strictly anonymous and pre-numbered on enrollment) rewards the best forms of sheep, cow, goat and mixed in the two recognized categories: producers and dairies. In the afternoon all forms awarded are put in free tasting under the porch door.
2017 September 1
h. 8:00 / 13:00
Comune di Castelnuovo Garfagnana
via Vallisneri, 1 Castelnuovo Garfagnana
tel. 0583 64481