Cheese Slices

Season 4

Season 4, Episode 8 - Artisan Cheese Of The USA

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Will’s cheese tour takes him across the United States to look at artisanal cheese in regions not normally associated with specialist cheese. Will learns first hand about the challenges of making farmstead washed-rind cheese in Virginia before meeting up with his old friend Ari at Zingerman’s Creamery in Ann Arbor, Michigan...

Season 4, Episode 7 - Haloumi: Cyprus

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Squeaky, salty haloumi is one of the world’s best-loved grilled cheeses. However most of it is now mass produced using cows milk. Will travels to the island of Cyprus to see how traditional Haloumi is still made from a mixture of goat’s and ewe’s milk. After discovering a fresh, mild whey cheese called Anari, he then visit...

Season 4, Episode 6 - Famous Cheese Of Wisconsin

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The upper Midwest state is famous for its ‘cheese heads’ and proudly declares itself America’s Dairyland because it produces more cheese than any other state in the USA. But since the 1950s, most of the original traditional cheese types have been replaced by bland and predictable mass-produced Swiss and Cheddar. Will visit...

Season 4, Episode 5 - Mozzarella And The Cheeses Of Campania

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Will journeys to Italy’s picturesque Campania region to look at stretched curd cheeses and finds it hard to resist the lingering flavour and sensual texture of buffalo cheese made from raw milk. After learning about Italy’s oldest ewe’s milk cheese, which is matured in a terracotta jar, Will gets a lesson from a Countess i...

Season 4, Episode 4 - The Ancient Cheese Of Portugal

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Until recently, Portugal’s traditional ewe’s milk cheeses were rarely found outside the country. Will travels to the rugged mountains of the north to find out more about the king of Portuguese cheese, Serra da Estrela. Dating back to pre-Roman times, this ancient cheese is still made from ewe’s milk and curdled with the ju...

Season 4, Episode 3 - Cheeses Of Quebec

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The Canadian province of Quebec is undergoing a cheese-making revival. Will visits Quebec to find out whether the original French settlers have had any influence on this renaissance. After finding the oldest traditional cheese still made in North America, he visits pretty Ile-aux-Grues in the St Lawrence River to learn how...

Season 4, Episode 2 - Twins Of The Mediterranean: Corsica And Sardinia

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Despite being close neighbours, these two large islands in the Mediterranean have distinctly different cheese traditions. While sampling Corsica’s renowned Brocciu, a soft ewe’s milk cheese, Will is introduced to a traditional version ripened with maggots. After a short ferry ride and a drive into the beautiful mountains o...

Season 4, Episode 1 - The Champion Of English Cheese

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Will visits influential cheese retailer Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, where cheese champion Randolph Hodgson explains how English traditional farmhouse country cheese was saved from extinction. Then it’s off to the Midlands to look at some of the survivors.
Season 3

Season 3, Episode 6 - Aoc Of Cheeses Of Switzerland

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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. Will samples raclette and learns how it’s made, the old fashioned traditional way over a wood fire. His journey takes him on to the pretty town of Gruy...

Season 3, Episode 5 - Seasonal Cheeses Of The Alps

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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. Will learns how the local spruce forests play an essential role in ripening the soft and unctuous Mont D’Or before heading to the high summer pastures where he visits a farm making th...