What makes cheese one of the greatest foods on the planet. Cheese Wiz Gina explore anything and everything about cheese, interviewing mongers, makers, chefs and YOU to answer that very question. Discover new arrivals and get cheesy with us and all the best cheese from all over the world.




43: Meet Joe Magnanelli; Maker Of Delicious Charcuterie!

Joe Magnanelli, executive chef of the Urban Kitchen Group, not only oversees the kitchens of multiple restaurants but makes his own amazing charcuterie with locally sourced ingredients.

42: Meet Farmer Cheese Maker And Renaissance Man Jack Ford And One Of His Baby Goats Vinnie

Jack Ford joins us LIVE on Facebook with baby goat Vinnie to talk about his cheese making adventures and share details of his event with Berry Good Food Foundation.

41: Behind The Rind - It's A Microbial Zoo

The idea of Bacteria, yeast & mold often conjures up negative images. But we’ll take a close look at how these three main microbes interact and create flavor in some of your favorite cheeses. For more information and resources check out http://www.behindtherind.com

40: Dairy Maidens Introduce Us To The Basque Region

This week, we tackle the mysteries of the Basque country. We discuss the history of how and why this area straddles both sides of the Spanish-French border, the Basque people, the culture, and their one-of-a-kind language. And of course, we mention a few notable Basque cheeses and some of our favorites from the region.

Episode 39 - Meet Laura Werlin: America's Original Cheese Ambassador

Laura Werlin is one of the country's foremost authorities on cheese. She is a James Beard award-winning author of six books on the subject.

Episode 38 – Behind The Rind: The Story & Science Of Cheese

Episode 38 - Behind The Rind: The Story & Science Of Cheese

How would you categorize that cheese? We'll make sense of the dizzying array of cheeses by looking at 3 ways to categorize cheese.

Episode 37 - Mysteries of Blue Molds

In this week's podcast we dive into the mysteries of blues. What are they, Why they form, and Why we love them. We will look at the science-y bits while exploring some classic, if not infamous, blue cheeses.

Episode 36 - The Dairy Maidens Share The Story Of American Cheese, Starting In California

The California dairy industry has been and remains a huge player in the American cheese landscapes. Hear about the pioneers in the California cheese history.

Episode 35 - It's Our 14th Birthday!

Venissimo has been sharing cheese in San Diego for 14 years! Our most "aged" monger, Robby G, joins Cheese Wiz Gina for a trip down memory lane, pontificating on the changes in the cheese business over the years.

Episode 34 - Best of 2017

Cheese Wiz Gina shares the top ten best selling cheeses of 2017 PLUS reveals the Mongers' Choice Award for each category!


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