From 17 to 20 October 2019

Explore the programme for the 2019 edition

World Cheese Awards

All the cheese of the world

This is the most important global event for the cheese industry, which for 31 years has been attracting the world’s finest cheeses, where producers, suppliers, buyers, consumers and food critics celebrate tradition, innovation, talent and passion.

18 October
Promoberg, Fiera Bergamo

B2Cheese

International trade show for the the milk-dairy industry addressed to business operators of the field

At Promoberg – Fiera Bergamo, 17 and 18 October will be given over entirely to promoting relationships between the dairy industry and distributors. The 200 selected exhibitors – encompassing producers, seasoners and packaging specialists – will come face-to-face with buyers from the national and international large-scale distribution, supermarket, normal trade, purchasing group and HO.RE.CA sectors.

17-18 October
Promoberg, Fiera Bergamo

Cheese Festival

A show about cheese

A great show about the art of cheese-making will be held at Bergamo exhibition centre, in the pavilion where the World Cheese Awards will be hosted. The programme, which is open to the public, includes tastings, a cheese market, food stands and promotion institutional stands.

Friday 18 October 2.30 pm - 6.30 pm, Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October 10 am - 6.30 pm
Promoberg, Fiera Bergamo

Cheese Tour

Bite the world

A unique experience to taste the world’s best cheeses that will participate in the largest cheese-only event on the planet: the World Cheese Awards. This event has been drawing the best cheeses from all over the world for 31 years. Cheesemakers, consumers and food critics will celebrate tradition, innovation, talent and passion. The World Cheese Awards will be hosted in Italy for the first time.

Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October 10 am - 6.30 pm
Promoberg, Fiera Bergamo

Cheese Lab

Tasting with all the senses

Exclusive guided tastings of some of the best Italian and International cheeses. In collaboration with ONAF, The Italian National Organization of Cheese Tasters. In order to have access to the cheese labs it is compulsory to purchase a general entrance ticket to the Cheese Festival.

Friday 18 October 2.30 pm - 6.30 pm, Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October 10 am - 6.30 pm
Promoberg, Fiera di Bergamo

The Cheese Valleys

Bergamo UNESCO Creative City

In the colonnaded loggia of Palazzo della Ragione, there will be an exhibition-cum-market open to the public, showcasing the cheesemaking prowess of the “Cheese Valley” – the project that will see Bergamo, alongside the provinces of Lecco and Sondrio, putting itself forward as a candidate for the status of UNESCO Creative City.

Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October 10 am - 6 pm
Palazzo della Ragione, Loggia Porticata

And the winner is…

Masterpieces of taste on show

On display will be examples of cheesemaking excellence from around the world, in the form of the winners of the 31 previous World Cheese Awards. The exhibition, staged in the time-honoured Palazzo della Ragione, will celebrate the cheese that wins the 2019 World Cheese Awards alongside a “historic” Italian cheese, Montébore, chosen by Leonardo Da Vinci for the wedding of Isabella d’Aragona and Gian Galeazzo Sforza in Tortona in 1489. This is an homage to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.

Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October 10 am - 6 pm
Palazzo della Ragione, Sala delle Capriate

Video from the last edition

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