Cheese Slices

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Season 3 episodes (8)

1 Greece – Feta: Food of the Gods
The ancient Greeks regarded cheese as Food of the Gods, and it's no surprise that in Greece today the consumption of cheese per head of population is the highest in the world.
2 The Basque - Ossau Iraty Cheese
The Basque people proudly boast the oldest language in Europe and one of its most ancient cheeses. Will visits the pretty village of Espelette to discover the significance of its famous red peppers.
3 France - Massif Central and Auvergne
The rugged plateau of the Massif Central and Auvergne is famous for rich green pastures and its six benchmark AOC French cheeses.
4 France – Soft Washed Rind Cheeses
There is nothing like the strong seductive smell of washed rind cheeses to bring back evocative memories of a visit to France. Will travels to the misty Vosges Mountains of Alsace.
5 Savoie and Franche Comte - Cheeses Of The Alps
The Alps and Savoie are covered by snow for at least 4 months of the year and cheese making here has always been a strictly seasonal affair.
6 Switzerland – Mountain Cheese
Switzerland has a reputation for producing the finest mountain cheeses in the world, and more than three quarters of these are still made the traditional way from raw milk.
7 The Netherlands - Edam and Gouda
The Netherlands is the second largest exporter of cheese in Europe after France, yet it's famous for just two cheeses, Edam and Gouda. Will visits the town of Edam.
8 USA – New Farmstead Cheeses of Northern California
Artisan and hand made farmhouse cheeses have been at the forefront of a growing consumer backlash against innocuous mass produced foods in the United States.

About this show

There is a revolution happening in the world of cheese. The growing consumer interest in how cheese is made, and where it comes from is encouraging an exciting global resurgence in artisanal cheese making. We are demanding tastier, more interesting cheeses with distinctive flavours, textures, and aromas. But in order to recognise them we need to know what is out there, and what makes the difference. Cheese Slices will stimulate you to eat, encourage you to travel, and most importantly help you to choose the finest artisan cheese to keep the revolution going.

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