Zipo Farm – Artisan Cheese Making Course – Where the Cows are Happy


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Zipo - Mucche pascolo

One of the great things about Milan is all the awesome things you can do around the city, case in point, Zipo.

Zipo - Cascina Ca Grande

Zipo is a Slow Food endorsed farm just 30 minutes south of Milan. On the 90 hectares of farmland, Elisa raises free-range cows (that produce some of the best milk I’ve ever tried), yogurt, cheese, rice, corn and honey.

Zipo - Rice

Zipo - Formaggio

Elisa is the young entrepreneur that decided to take over and run the family property. Her father, a dentist, had treated the land more like a hobby. But Elisa decided to take a chance and take on running the farm full time.

Zipo - Elisa and Cheese
She’s one of those people who passion and dedication just oozes from their pores. It’s happily contagious.

By the end of the Withlocals/Craftventure organized artisan cheese making course, I felt like I had known Elisa for years, and I couldn’t wait until I got another chance to see her again and of course eat more of the delicious products her farm produces.

Zipo - Flirty Foodie making cheese

Zipo - Anne cheese course

The course includes a scheduled pick up from Milan, for those of you who don’t have a car.
In Milan, you can also purchase Zipo products at the farmers market “Mercato della Terra di Milan Terra di Milan” on Via Procaccini 4, every first and third Saturday of the month. (The next one is scheduled for April 16th, 2016.)

The Zipo website is in Italian, but Elisa speaks great English, so feel free to contact her if you have any questions or want to organize a visit.

Azienda Agricola ZIPO
Elisa – 349/2601886 –

Obviously, visits can also be organized through the Withlocals and Craftventure websites.

Credits: Photos with the Flirty Foodie logo were taken by me or of me (by my dear friend Anne). All the other photos were taken from the Zipo Facebook page.

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