Braiding cheese in Zázrivá (Slovakia). From the sheep tradition to the cheese craft

By Michel Lompech, Daniel Ricard


This article describes and analyzes the particular configuration of the village of Zázrivá (Slovakia), where several companies specialized in traditional cheese dairy have developed. Through this example, it questions the relevance of the notion of artisanal district, the relationship with tradition, and the forces of local development in the post-socialist countrysides.


  • country products
  • know-how
  • Slovakia
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