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Bitto Cheese Fair- Morbegno

14-15 October 2023. A celebration of Valtellina’s typical cheese.

14 Oct 2023 - 15 Oct 2023 Lombardia -Morbegno (Sondrio)  Feasts-Flea markets | Food-Wine

On October 14th and 15th 2023 it takes place in Morbegno (Sondrio) the Bitto Cheese Fair, the food event dedicated to Valtellina‘s traditional cheese.

The Bitto Cheese Fair, this year at its 116th edition, animates the city center which becomes a set for tastings and hosts a medieval camp and performances by acrobats and street artists.

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What kind of cheese is Bitto?
The Bitto cheese is quite old, as it dates back to the Celts, who called it “Bitu”, meaning “everlasting”.
It’s made from freshly milked cow’s milk, with the addition of goat’s milk (no more than 10%). It’s made in the province of Sondrio, and nearby municipalities, from the beginning of June to the end of September.
It is cooked at 48-52 degrees, and the resulting cylindrical block weighs between 8-25 kg. The seasoning must last at least 70 days. It can be white or pale yellow, it’s solid, and its texture is medium-hard.
Bitto is a DOP (PDO, Protected Designation of Origin) certified product, and the historical Bitto, with its only 12 producers, is in the Ark of Taste’s Slow Food Catalogue.

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(photos: event’s website)

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