Category: cheese

55: Nothing Sheepish About Sheep Milk Cheeses

While Europe is awash in sheep milk cheeses (think pecorino, manchego, Basque), we are just discovering these nutritious, protein-rich cheeses in the U.S. We’re going Behind the Rind with Claire to discover the beauty and magic of sheep milk and what makes these cheeses so good.

54: Meet Cheese Maker Joe From Valley Ford Cheese, Creator Of Grazin’ Girl Blue

October is American Cheese Month and Joe Moreda painstakingly created Grazin’ Girl, a creamy blue that is a Venissimo favorite and delicious addition to the American artisinal cheese scene.

53: Behind the Rind with Mountain Cheeses

Discover how the extreme geography of the alps produced one of the most famous styles of cheese.

52: What Does It Take To Become A Certified Cheese Professional?

Jonathan McDowell tells us what it takes to earn a CCP designation and what it really means.

51: Why Do Olives Go With Cheese Like Fries Go With Ketchup?

Karrie Kimble from Philosophy Foods is dedicated to introducing the best olives and olive products to America. She will share her favorites with us and we’ll learn key differences between types and discover which ones pair best with certain cheeses.

50: Meet Gordon Edgar – Author & Cheese Monger, Living on the Wedge

Gordon Edgar is punk rocker turned cheese buyer at Rainbow Co-op in San Francisco and author of two books that delve into cheese and the life of a cheese monger. We’ll get his perspective on the state of the cheese business and learn why he loves cheddar so much.

49: What Is Rennet? Why Do We Need It? And Where Does It Come From?

Rennet, the great separator of curds from whey, is often misunderstood. Claire dives in to share the different types available and what makes them different. It’s a walk through 10,000 years of history in just 22 minutes.

48: Dairy Maidens Dive Into Asian Cheeses in Part 2 of This Series; Finishing in Japan

Artisan cheeses are slowly making headway in parts of Asia, a continent that’s vast, very vast! We the Dairy Maidens will be wrapping up our first season with a Two Part Episode: Cheeses in Asia. We will take you to the deliciousness of India and end up in subtle, delicate Japan (which now has more than 200 cheese makers!).

47: Magic Milk – The Fluctuating Fluid!

Behind the Rind delves into the chemistry behind different milk types (cow, goat, sheep, buffalo) and explores how this changes cheese.