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Fossa Cheese Fair – Sogliano al Rubicone

Sundays November 19 and 26, and December 3rd, 2023, to celebrate the traditional cheese

19 Nov 2023 - 03 Dec 2023 Emilia-Romagna -Sogliano al Rubicone(Forlì-Cesena)  Feasts-Flea markets | Festival-Fairs | Food-Wine

The last two Sundays of November and the first Sunday of December, Sogliano al Rubicone – in the province of Forlì-Cesena – hosts the Fossa Cheese Fair (Cheese of the Pit).

This year the 48th edition takes place on Sundays November 19th and 26th and December 3rd, 2023.

Many collateral events animate the streets of the city center during the three days of the fair: permanent exhibitions, shows, conferences, guided tours, activities, entertainment for children and music.
There are also stands where visitors can taste and buy both pit cheese and many further local products such as savor, saba, honey, cured meats.

The Fossa Cheese is a seasoned cheese traditionally produced in Romagna, and it is so called because it was sunk for three months during the summer so that it could be used in the winter.
During the three months of maturation, the sunken cheese undergoes a refermentation which gives it an intense aroma and taste.
In the kitchen, it can be grated over pasta or combined with honey and figs. It has been considered a product of Romagna excellence since the eighteenth century.

The traditional opening of the pits once took place on November 25, the day of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. On this day, after harvesting and sowing, after the harvest and the pressing of the olives, the farmers prepared for the winter and collected the cheese sunk into the pits during the summer to cope with the winter.
The Fossa Cheese Fair was born in 1974 precisely to preserve this tradition.

In 2009, the Fossa di Sogliano cheese obtained the PDO mark.

The fair is organized by the Municipality of Sogliano al Rubicone.
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Photos from the Municipality website

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