Cheesemaking at Cascina la Benedetta

cows who produce milk for cheese at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF

 

En route from Ferrari to Milan, we stopped in for a cheesemaking class in Franciacorta at Cascina la Benedetta, an artisan cheese producer near Brescia. This family owned farm is owned by Daniele and Gianpietro Guerini, and raises heritage breeds of Italian dairy cows. The family has raised cows on land surrounding the Olivetan Abbey for three generations.

 

milking cows at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
Making Cheese at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
How to make cheese at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
happy cows at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
breaking the cheese at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
Amazing italian cheese at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
cheesemaking at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
chicken at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
Feeding the chickens at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
aging cheese at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
cows at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
italian cows at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
rooster at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
newborn cows at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF
making cheese with cow milk in the Italian countryside at cascina la benedetta in Franciacort Italy, The Taste SF

 

These happy cows are fed a healthy and sustainable diet of hay, corn, and soy, mostly from the owners’ land. Since the farm is authorized to produce raw milk, the quality and cleanliness standards are higher than other dairy farms. The farm is also an educational farm accredited by the Lombardy region. Each cow has a name and a personality. We were even fortunate to see some babies, including one calf that was only a few days old!

We could describe how Cascina la Benedetta’s delicious cheese is made, but we decided to let Stefania explain it herself. Enjoy the video below!

 

Thank you to Cascina la Benedetta and Franciacorta for hosting us!

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