Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cheese making 101

In October I had the great fortune to go to Wisconsin for a visit with some of the Badger State's top cheese makers. The trip was sponsored by the Milk Marketing Board of Wisconsin and I was there on behalf of TheDailyMeal.com. It was a fantastic trip and I couldn't wait to get back home to write about the experience. Unfortunately, a little thing called Hurricane Sandy showed up and knocked all of us here in the NY/Tri-State area sideways. You may have noticed a severe lack of posting from me.


Fresh cheese curds from Widmers Cheese Cellars


I am happy to say I am finally getting back to normal and I plan on some furious writing between now and Christmas. I have a lot to share. However, I did write a piece for TheDailyMeal.com on cheese making and it is live now. It gives a brief history of Wisconsin cheese making and a slide show on how cheese is made. you can check it out here:

http://www.thedailymeal.com/wisconsin-cheese-101-how-cheese-made

I think you will enjoy it. It gives you a taste (pun intended) of what I saw, who I met and what I ate. More stories to follow. Enjoy.



Here is a shot of me as I toured Emmi Roth Cheese. Dig the beard net!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Pardon the interuption

Hello friends. I have been meaning to get to this blog. I have a lot more to tell about San Francisco. I had an amazing trip to Wisconsin courtesy of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board I cannot wait to tell you about. That and Halloween kept me busy. I was ready to sit down and write when Hurricane Sandy turned our lives upside down. I live in Lower Manhattan. No power, no heat, not hot water. Nothing. And we are lucky compared to a lot of people.

So bear with me. I will be writing about Sandy and its aftermath for the time being. Particularly all the wonderful people who have been helping out. Please help and give in any way you can.

Thank you,

Sean (Big Poppa)