“Latte in Festa” 4th Edition

11 appointments to discover the world of dairy products

Lush grass from the mountain meadows, wild flowers, fresh air and spring water: these are the ingredients that make mountain milk so great. And what’s more, in the expert hands of breeders and dairy farmers, the milk is also transformed into high quality butter and cheeses.

The “Latte in Festa” dairy festival is a fantastic way to discover the world of milk and its derivates, from the dairy farm to the kitchen table, through a range of initiatives: 11 appointments across Trentino.

Walks, games and children’s workshops, shows, guided treks and, of course, tasting events. Undisputed protagonist of all these appointments remains without doubt the unmistakeable flavour of the cheese and dairy products of the Trentino Alps.

Terme di Comano, 7 - 9 June 2019

Favrio is a small hamlet at the feet of Monte Misone, about 10 minutes by car from Terme di Comano. During the three days of FestiVALatte, the town is transformed with tasting events, children’s corners, organised walks and other events looking into the cultural aspects of the festival itself and conventions and round tables dedicated to the traditional architecture and haymaking, raising livestock and producing milk, with guests of international renown. The programme is currently being defined.

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Ice-cream festival, Porte di Rendena-Vigo, 14 - 16 June 2019

Gelato amore mio! Ice-Cream my Love! One of the year’s most anticipated events returns to the Val Rendena this summer: The “Gelato in Festa” ice-cream festival. Three days dedicated to delicious local handcrafted ice-creams and their numerous flavours, both traditional and modern. There are also cooking shows, ice-cream aperitifs, DJs and live music plus plenty of activities for children.

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Val Venegia, San Martino di Castrozza, Mezzano, 21 - 23 June 2019

The event opens on Saturday in the beautiful Val Venegia, at the feet of the Pale di San Martino Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with guided walks, workshops, tasty dishes and the chance to complete the Dairy Farm Tour (“Tour delle Malghe”). The party continues in San Martino di Castrozza with local specialities and traditions. On Sunday, the action moves to Mezzano, one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy, to rediscover old recipes and play games from the past. The festival closes with the traditional Milking Race!

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The Vezzena Highlands, 6 - 7 July 2019

An event aimed at imparting knowledge and spreading the taste of the typical cheese and dairy products of the Alpe Cimbra and the Valsugana: come and discover our mountains, about daily life in the dairies and the production of milk and cheese, such as the renowned “Vézzena”, true protagonist of the festival. A programme full of unmissable events awaits you on the Vezzena Highlands!

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The Brentonico Highlands –  13 - 14 July 2019

A day in Brentonico to discover how high-quality cheeses are made. A unique opportunity to witness the processing of milk which, thanks to the great air, the experience of the producer and of course tradition, is transformed into tasty mountain cheese. For children there are activities organised with cows, goats, sheep, rabbits, hens, ponies and horses whereas adults can savour the products of Monte Baldo.

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Val di Non, 20 - 21 July 2019

Two fantastic days for children and grown-ups alike! On the magical meadows of Pradièi, just off the cycleway between Romeno and Sarnonico, there’s a fun festival with a range of events and opportunities to get to know the cows, their milk and their world. The chief protagonists are the cheese-makers and dairy farmers of the valley alongside other producers from the Val di Non and Val di Sole, all with their products available to taste and to buy.

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Monte Bondone, 27 - 28 July 2019

Numerous events and workshops for children and families, all just a short drive from Trento! The protagonist is mountain agriculture and the local cheese and dairy products which can be tasted and purchased. You can participate in the morning routine with the “ALBE IN MALGA” initiative with a guided walk at dawn followed by the milking of the cows and finished off with a hearty breakfast. And with the “FEN FEN” event you can rediscover the ancient art of haymaking or take part in a number of excursions both on foot or by e-bike.

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Festa ta Mont Val San Nicolò

Val di Fassa, 28 July - 4 August 2019

“Festa Ta Mont” - an entire week dedicated to milk and cheese awaits you in the Val di Fassa, from the 28th of July to the 4th of August. A unique opportunity to learn about the “white gold” of the Fassa Dolomites, with a series of tasting tours, guided visits, milking events, “total white” wellness treatments and even a farmhouse dinner under the stars to complete an unforgettable week spent along the “Strada dei Formaggi delle Dolomiti” (Cheese Trail of the Dolomites).

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Val di Fiemme, 31 August and 1 September 2019

Two days of feasting and tasting events, theatre shows, games and children’s workshops, guided walks, moments of well-being in the open air and a host of tasty proposals you just have to try. ON Saturday August 31st the festival takes off on the Val di Sadole, at an elevation of 1,600 metres, above the town of Ziano. Here you can take a walk through the meadows, take part in games and curious workshops, while the farmhouses offer a range of local dairy products. The following Sunday, in the main square of Predazzo, the fun really starts with cooking shows, cheese-making workshops for children and a country market.

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Val di Rabbi – 21 - 22 September 2019

Two days of tasting, cooking demonstrations, excursions, shows, family workshops and much more at this gateway to the Stelvio National Park. Among the many events, visitors get the chance to witness the “Desmalghiada” when the cows are brought back from the high mountains at the end of the summer, and at the Rabbi thermal baths, you’ll see milk in a whole new light. Indeed, here you’ll see how milk is used as a cosmetic and beauty treatment and you can even test it out on your own skin!

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Published on 13/09/2019