A couple of years ago I traveled to Tuscany to teach a workshop. Remember that story? During that trip, we visited Francesco Bagnoli in his cheesemaking farm. Francesco, a scientist turned cheesemaker, is deeply involved with the Italian Slow Food movement. His small herd of cows roams freely around the property overlooking the Tuscan hills. A beautiful sight. But now, the lease for the farm is up and Francesco and his family are asking for help to raise funds to help continue with his passion for making cheese and these cows.
The day we visited Francesco, he made cheese for us outside of his home. And the best part, we got to meet his finally and taste the final results. His venture is labor of love and now I want to help spread the word about his family and this new venture.
Here are some photos from that day. It is pure nature and beauty.
If you would like to help support Francesco’s new organic farm, please visit his crowfunding website. I made my pledge.