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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Italian cheese” a lecture by Gaia Massai

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 ottobre 2014

italian cheeseToronto Thursday, November 6, 2014 – 6:30 pm Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496, Huron Street. With more than 500 surveyed cheese varieties, Italy presents one of the most diverse- and tasty- scenarios in the world. How cheese was initially made and how has it evolved in the centuries? What is the difference between artisanal and industrial cheese making? What is the best way to store, serve and pair cheese? We will talk of these and many other aspects of this key ingredient of Italian cuisine. At the end of the lecture we will taste 5 different cheeses, all imported directly from Italy.
Gaia Massai is an expert on modern Italian wine and olive oil production and their cultural ramification. She helps managing the Fattoria di San Quintino, her family’s 200 hectare estate that comprises 20 hectares of vineyards and 3000 olive trees, situated between Florence and Pisa. Gaia is also the founder of Gaia’s Plate, a company through which she brings her Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil into Canada and that is focused on traditional Italian food and culture education. She obtained her Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Conservation of Nature (University of Florence) in 2003 and has been living in Toronto since the end of 2007.

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