The 14th edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, at Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22 to 26, will feature the unveiling of 13 new Slow Food Presidia, enriching the catalog of biodiversity protected by Slow Food.
Among the historic Slow Food Presidia who we welcome back to Terra Madre we have Breton and Charent Sea Born Oysters, Jiloca Saffron, Ballobar Capers and Irish Raw Milk Cheeses.
Slow Food has focused on defended biodiversity through its projects to protect the extraordinary food heritage of our planet. This journey began in Italy, which is so rich in traditional techniques, native species and rural landscapes, in 1999, with the foundation of one of Slow Food’s keystone projects: the Presidia. These projects support small-scale, traditional products at risk of extinction, restoring value to local areas, recovering centuries-old skills and saving native animals breeds and vegetable varieties from extinction. There are over 600 Presidia spread across 79 countries, with 350 in Italy alone, involving thousands of food producers.
Here’s a complete list of Presidia present at Terra Madre here: