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.
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.
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.
Did you know pasteurization was first developed to keep wine from turning into vinegar? Join host Claire in Behind the Rind: The Story and Science of Cheese, to explore the misconceptions surrounding cheeses made from raw milk, including an interview with Andy Hatch, raw milk cheese maker at Uplands Cheese in Wisconsin.
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.