THE FAMILY BUSINESS: THE ARTISAN CHEESEMAKER OF BANGKOK
BRINGING THE TIME-HONORED TRADITION OF CHEESE MAKING TO BANGKOK
Jacopo Bioni grew up in a family of cheesemakers, and has spent the past 10 years introducing his family’s traditions with parts of Asia that are still discovering the art of cheese: be it making it or, more importantly, eating it. This is essentially what AnticaLuna: Fine Italian Dairy boils down to. It’s an intimate introduction of the art and science of the real Italian way of making cheese, by dairy that has been imported directly from dairy farms in Italy and equipment that has been relied on for cheese production for many generations before.
INDIVIDUAL BATCHES, MADE BY HAND
Bangkok is a unique metropolis in that almost everything in the world is available here, in one form or another. So, artisan cheese is not new to us. Which begs the question: what makes this particular cheesemaker so special? In short, it’s the personal nature of his work that draws so many people back to his stall at the Farmer’s Market. Within a few minutes of meeting him, it’s clear to see that Jacopo truly loves making cheese, and he loves his family. So, when he says “I would make this cheese for my family, and I do” it’s easy to believe.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The pure tradition of Italian cheese, the commitment to individual batches that have been personally produced by the artisan, and their enthusiasm for face-to-face interaction with the local public at the farmer’s market are all factors that go into what make each bite of AnticaLuna cheese so satisfying. This is more than just small-scale production, it’s a family business run by an actual family right here in Thailand. It’s a delicious blending of old world traditions and a new world of tastes.
Italian Bio Company Ltd, 101/174-175 Sampeng 2, Kanlapaphruek Rd, Bangbon District, Bangkok 10150
Tel: 02 408 3681
COME AND VISIT US
Living in Bangkok, or anywhere else, is much more enriching when people come together to create strong communities. This is what we aim to do every year, by bringing local artisans and makers with the new and seasoned expats that call Bangkok their home.
Don’t miss your chance to engage more deeply with your community at this year’s Living in Bangkok event.