Winter on the French island of Corsica
30 March 2020 | 2:18 pm
It's winter on the French island of Corsica, a place nicknamed the island of beauty. In the village of Piana, we meet Antoine (pictured), a shepherd who will spend six months creating the brocciu, a traditional cheese made from goat's milk. Meanwhile, we see how the island's last travelling butcher keeps life going in the most remote hamlets. For the past 34 years, Jean-Charles has been criss-crossing the treacherous roads of Corsica to keep his customers happy.
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