Formaticum 2019: Italian Cheese Take The Limelight in Rome

Italian cheese, how much do we love them? The first edition of Formaticum, the market exhibition dedicated to the Italian cheese rarities kicked off in Rome on the weekend of 23 and 24 February 2019 at the Palazzo WeGil in Trastevere. The event was sponsored by the Lazio Region and conceived by La Pecora Nera, a publishing house that's been active for sixteen years in the world of food and wine, and Vincenzo Mancino, an expert connoisseur of cheese production who's committed to the enhancement and protection of small agricultural activities.

"The world of cheese is a vast and still little-known reality," says Fernanda
 D'Arienzo of La Pecora Nera - and so are we, the specialized publishing house of the  enogastronomic sector for some years now, besides the guides, we decided to organize monothematic events involving experts in the field. We started with an event on extra virgin olive oil, it is now the turn of the dairy sector. "

At Formaticum, there was a big presence of small cheese producers who come from different parts of Italy, highlighting their products which are recognized for their excellence. It was a voyage of discovery and appreciation of the vast Italian dairy heritage.

“I focused on companies that produce a single type of milk; the majority
part of them work with raw milk and represent very small Italian companies
quality that is worth knowing and tasting," says Vincenzo Mancino.

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Via Bradano, 26/A

00199 Rome, Italy

Tel: +39 06 8607731

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