Bergamo Cheese Valleys Creative City of Gastronomy Unesco
ITKI Foundation Logo
Municipality of Bergamo logo
San Matteo le Tre Signorie Association Logo
Bergamo Cheese Valleys Creative City of Gastronomy Unesco
ITKI Foundation Logo
Municipality of Bergamo logo
San Matteo le Tre Signorie Association Logo

Artisanal Cheeses of
the Creative Cities
-Call 2020-

We are excited for your participation to the Artisanal Cheeses project. Take part to the project, is simple!

Credit picture by:  Matteo Zanga

Bergamo Cheese Valleys Creative City of Gastronomy Unesco
ITKI Foundation Logo
Municipality of Bergamo logo
San Matteo le Tre Signorie Association Logo
Bergamo Cheese Valleys Creative City of Gastronomy Unesco
ITKI Foundation Logo
Municipality of Bergamo logo
San Matteo le Tre Signorie Association Logo

Artisanal Cheeses of
the Creative Cities
-Call 2020-

We are excited for your participation to the Artisanal Cheeses project. Take part to the project, is simple!

Credit picture by:  Matteo Zanga

Credit picture by:  Matteo Zanga

The city of Bergamo and its Orobic Alps are a successful example of balance between Urban (city of Bergamo) and Non-Urban (Orobic Valleys) relation can thrive sustainably and effectively.

Specialised cheese producers can be found in this beautiful area, we say specialised because it has been demonstrated that the local expertise of making cheese is not a mere mixture of ingredients (milk, rennet and salt) or a set of aromas and flavors: artisanal cheese making is an anthropological and cultural heritage made of People, expertise and traditional practices (Products), which marked the time and the lives of the people of the Orobic Valleys (Places), centuries after centuries and together constitute the Creative Asset of the territory. 

The CKP was applied to document in a book, in a dedicated website and through a responsive WebApp the historical and geographical reason that allowed the people of the Orobic Valleys to develop such uniqueness over the centuries.

We started this project in order to highlight the traditional knowledge of Bergamo and its valleys related to the cheese-making techniques and its cheesemakers. Now we want to invite all the Creative Cities and regions with this asset to participate in the project, highlighting their traditions related to the cheeses!

Our Goals

The objectives of this project are to:

Cultural resource

Create a printed resource dedicated to the project and create a cultural resource online. Provide content for an interactive publication “Artisanal Cheeses of the Creative Cities” using QR code, which allows the users to access multimedia information, and have an immersive experience in the world of the cheese artisans.

Culture

Highlight the culture, the tradition and the efforts of the cheesemakers and breeders, behind the tradition of the traditional cheeses.

Innovative project

Promote a new format of intra-clusters project for the Unesco Creative Cities Network.

Network

Create a stronger relation among the Creative Cities, the regions and the Knowledge Keepers involved in the project, increasing also awareness and value of Knowledge Keepers products and places.

Cultural resource

Create a printed resource dedicated to the project and create a cultural resource online. Provide content for an interactive publication “Artisanal Cheeses of the Creative Cities” using QR code, which allows the users to access multimedia information, and have an immersive experience in the world of the cheese artisans.

Culture

Highlight the culture, the tradition and the efforts of the cheesemakers and breeders, behind the tradition of the traditional cheeses.

Innovative project

Promote a new format of intra-clusters project for the Unesco Creative Cities Network.

Network

Create a stronger relation among the Creative Cities, the regions and the Knowledge Keepers involved in the project, increasing also awareness and value of Knowledge Keepers products and places.

Our Goals

The objectives of this project are to:

Cultural resource

Create a printed resource dedicated to the project and create a cultural resource online. Provide content for an interactive publication “Artisanal Cheeses of the Creative Cities” using QR code, which allows the users to access multimedia information, and have an immersive experience in the world of the cheese artisans.

Culture

Highlight the culture, the tradition and the efforts of the cheesemakers and breeders, behind the tradition of the traditional cheeses.

Innovative project

Promote a new format of intra-clusters project for the Unesco Creative Cities Network.

Network

Create a stronger relation among the Creative Cities, the regions and the Knowledge Keepers involved in the project, increasing also awareness and value of Knowledge Keepers products and places.

The Cheese Valleys Cover Book

Editorial Project

In order to highlight and explain the history and the tradition behind the cheesemaking production in the Cheese Valleys, ITKIUS with Bergamo City of Gastronomy, San Matteo Association, and several actors from all the territory, created a book dedicated to it. Here you can find a brief preview of the book!

Editorial Project

In order to highlight and explain the history and the tradition behind the cheesemaking production in the Cheese Valleys, ITKIUS with Bergamo City of Gastronomy, San Matteo Association, and several actors from all the territory, created a book dedicated to it. Here you can find a brief preview of the book!

The Cheese Valleys Cover Book

Knowledge keepers from Bergamo’s Cheese Valleys

In order to obtain international recognition to the cheese valleys and the designation as “Creative City of Gastronomy”, Bergamo’s Municipality has partnered with ITIUS,  San Matteo le Tre Signorie Association and the Formaggi Principi delle Orobie Association, and together protect the shared heritage of the Bergamo’s, Lecco’s and Sondrio’s valleys.

Forms of cheese Michele Corti

Credit picture by:  Michele Corti

Knowledge keepers from Bergamo’s Cheese Valleys

In order to obtain international recognition to the cheese valleys and the designation as “Creative City of Gastronomy”, Bergamo’s Municipality has partnered with ITIUS,  San Matteo le Tre Signorie Association and the Formaggi Principi delle Orobie Association, and together protect the shared heritage of the Bergamo’s, Lecco’s and Sondrio’s valleys.

Credit picture by:  Michele Corti

Discover how to get involved

Discover how to get involved

Project Team

Participate to “Artisanal Cheeses of the Creative Cities”, by writing to

info@itkifoundation.org

This project is sponsored by: