Visit to the Slow Food Presidium in Agerola, Italy
During the “For the Defense of Biodiversity” awards in Italy, award winners and tour participants had the opportunity to visit one of several Slow Food presidia located southeast of Naples, on central Italy’s western coast. I visited the community of Agerola where Slow Food works with local farmers to protect its local breed of cattle, the Agerolese cows, from extinction. In doing so they also help preserve its regional cheeses, including Fior de Latte and the highly prized Provolone del Monaco.