Cheese Slices

September 2019

Season 7 Episode 4 - France - The Lyonnais Cheese Revolution

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The city of Lyon is widely recognised as an important gastronomic centre and the surrounding region boasts two of the newest cheeses to be recognised under the prestigious French AOC system. Will investigates Maconais and Charolais goat cheese and visits Guilloteau dairy in the Dauphine to learn about a very modern new che...

Season 7 Episode 3 - Canada - Artisan Cheeses Of British Columbia

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The growing consumer awareness of artisan cheese in Canada has recently spread to the Pacific West Coast of British Columbia. Will visits Vancouver before taking a sea plane to Salt Spring Island where he visits two fascinating small cheese dairies. Then he heads through the beautiful Rockies to meet a new farmstead produc...

Season 7 Episode 2 - Spain - Traditional Galician Cheese

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Galicia is known as 'Green Spain' and its high rainfall and mild maritime are perfect for dairy farming. Home to over a million cows, this beautiful region is well known for its mysterious Celtic past and the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela. Will learns about the origins of its AOP breast shaped cheeses Queso Tetill...

Season 7 Episode 1 - Brazil - Clandestine Cheeses Of Brazil

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The Minas region of Brazil produces as much raw milk cheese as France, but most of it is illegal. Will takes a flight to the stunning Canastra ranges to learn about the traditional farm cheese and Pain de Quejo before heading further south to the remote Campos Altos region to discover a unique cheese made from the milk lon...
August 2019

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...