What would the landscape be without flocks of sheep? What would the dairy world be without sheep's milk cheeses? Sheep farming is in crisis, and not just in Italy. The number of animals is falling, fewer herders milk their sheep, the wool of non-specialized breeds goes to waste and lamb consumption is also going down. What can we do about this slow, tragic decline? We'll be discussing the problem with professionals from the sector while sampling some excellent examples of sheep's milk cheeses. Includes a tasting.

Chaired by Piero Sardo, president of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity

Alessandra Guigoni,
University of Siena and University of Cagliari
Nunzio Marcelli, breeder
Francesco Sabatini, linguist and historian of the Apennines
Stelios Kouzeleas, researcher at the University of Thessaly, Greece

Simultaneous translation in Italian, English and French
Silvia De Paulis, director of the Gran Sasso park and Monti della Laga