The Sikh Immigrants Behind 'Italian' Cheese

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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    Sikh Formaggio: How a generation of Sikh immigrants have been absorbed into the heart of the Italian cheese industry.
    As locals fled the region for greener pastures, Northern Italy's cheese industry was under threat. But thanks to Sikh migrants, some traditional dairies have preserved a small slice of Italian culture. There are nearly 16,000 Indian migrants employed on Italian farms, mainly in the country's North. Many, like Jaspinder's father, arrived in search of employment familiar to their roots. "My dad is from an agriculture tradition, so when he came here he didn't find that big difference between Punjab and Italy." As the Sikhs attempt to keep their culture and traditions strong in their new home, they are also helping to preserve a piece of Italy's culture - the art of making parmesan cheese. This report explores these two cultures whose similarities and differences merge for the betterment of each other.
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