The World Cheese Awards will take place on Friday 18 October, 2019 forming part of the FORME festival in Bergamo, in the Lombardy district of Italy, which will run from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 October. The World Cheese Awards will be open for entry from Monday 22 July until Monday 9 September. More than 3,500 entries are expected in Lombardy this year, making their way from over 40 different countries in 6 continents.
Country Representative for Italy
Luca is an associate professor in Animal Nutrition and Feeding at the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, Landscape, Agroenergy, of the University of Milan. He carried out several researches, mainly at the experimental farm of the Department, aimed at evaluating the requirements of dairy goats and the nutritive value of feeds and diets, with a view to sustainability and quality of production.
Luca is a member of the Cheese Tester National Organization. He is mainly involved in goat cheese evaluation. In few words, from forage to cheese!
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“All’ombra della Madonnina”
Special thanks to Luca Rapetti, IGA's Country Representative in Italy for this information.
The 12th Italian Goat Cheese and Yogurt Competition was held in Milan on May 6th and 7th 2017. Entitled “All’ombra della Madonnina (In the shadow of the Madonnina) referencing the little Madonna of Milan’s Cathedral, this competition was organized by ONAF (Organizzazione Nazionale Assaggiatori Formaggi - National Organization Cheese Tester, www.onaf.it) with the collaboration of ARAL (Associazione Regionale Allevatori della Lombardia – Regional Association of Farmers of Lombardy) and with the sponsorship of IGA.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.