The Heritage Arena : Reinventing Cheese in the Italian Alps, Hardback Book

The Heritage Arena : Reinventing Cheese in the Italian Alps Hardback

Part of the Food, Nutrition, and Culture series


In Europe a number of production and communication strategies have long tried to establish local products as resources for local development.

At the foot of the Alps, this scenario appears in all its contradictions, especially in relation to cheese production.

The Heritage Arena focuses on the saga of Strachitunt, a cheese that has been designated an EU Protected Designation of Origin after years of negotiation and competition involving cheese-makers, merchants, and Slow Food activists.

The book explores how the reinvention of cheese as a form of heritage is an ongoing and dynamic process rife with conflict and drama.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
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  • Category: Museums & museology
  • ISBN: 9781785332944

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