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RAW: The Global Fight to Save Real Cheese
Community, Education, Environment, Health & Wellbeing, History, Human Rights, Rural, Social Justice
A fight is underway to save the world's greatest traditional artisanal cheeses... and preserve a way of life almost as old as Western Civilization. "RAW: The global fight to save real cheese" is a multi-part documentary series that takes us into the lives of a handful of the world's greatest cheesemakers who - despite their wonderful products with reputations for excellence - are fighting for the survival of their livelihood and way of life. The series offers privileged access to the workrooms and homes of these passionate and driven characters. It's a sweeping story that plays against stereotypes. This isn't an old vs new story, with a simplistic 'the old ways are better' theme. It's much more nuanced and engaging than that, telling a story that is timely and important addressing themes of globalisation, industrialisation of agriculture and cultural heritage. Here are the facts: In the "Old World" of continental Europe some of the greatest and most celebrated cheeses are endangered and going extinct. Meanwhile in the "New World" of Australia, New Zealand and the US, artisanal cheese makers - inspired by ancient techniques - are creating entirely new products with new flavour profiles, in effect 'reinventing the wheel'. But they are confronting their own challenges, from regulators and the large manufacturers who are trying to "bottle farmstead magic". The series asks big questions: what can we as consumers do to preserve much-loved cheeses like Camembert? Can science save the traditional ways of life by providing sound scientific arguments for maintaining traditional work practices currently deemed unsafe by regulators? Or, is science going to find ways to produce cheese that is as delicious as traditional artisanal cheese, but at a lower price, and wipe out centuries of heritage and culture? Will the top New World Cheesemakers discover a way forward that might yet save the Old World Cheesemakers from cultural extinction?
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