Northwest Cheesemongers Travel to Italy

Every other year, Slow Food International throws a cheese festival in Bra, Italy. Thousands upon thousands of people attend the show from all over the world. At this year's festivities, held in September, the Pacific Northwest was well represented with cheesemonger Steve Jones, Cheese Buyer Debbie Harris from New Seasons and Tom Kooiman of distributor Provvista Speciality Foods among those in attendance. The following slideshow photos document the 2009 Bra experience, and are provided courtesy of the talented Debbie Harris. (note: roll your cursor over any individual photo for a brief description)