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Cutting the Curd

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Rank #173 in Food category

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Featuring interviews with notable cheesemakers, cheesemongers, and cheese-lovers, Cutting the Curd is an informative, occasionally irreverent, but always cheesy look at the curdy, the nerdy, and the downright funky world of artisan cheese.

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Featuring interviews with notable cheesemakers, cheesemongers, and cheese-lovers, Cutting the Curd is an informative, occasionally irreverent, but always cheesy look at the curdy, the nerdy, and the downright funky world of artisan cheese.

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32 Ratings
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Fun cheese discussions!

By cousincuñado - Sep 10 2018
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Thoughtful interviews, about cheese but also about life!

Very Professional

By w8lessinwater - Jul 16 2010
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Podcasts don't get much better than this.

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
27
4
0
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1

Fun cheese discussions!

By cousincuñado - Sep 10 2018
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Thoughtful interviews, about cheese but also about life!

Very Professional

By w8lessinwater - Jul 16 2010
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Podcasts don't get much better than this.

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Cutting the Curd

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Featuring interviews with notable cheesemakers, cheesemongers, and cheese-lovers, Cutting the Curd is an informative, occasionally irreverent, but always cheesy look at the curdy, the nerdy, and the downright funky world of artisan cheese.

Episode 120: How To Start a Cheese Shop

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This week on Cutting the Curd, Diane Stemple is joined by three owners of start-up cheese shops. Beth Lewand is in the studio talking about the real esate challenges she faced when opening up her Greenpoint, Brooklyn establishment, Eastern District. Rachel Klebaur calls in from North Carolina to talk about the process of obtaining building permits for Orrman’s Cheese Shop, and how her store has been received as a transplant to Charlotte. Kristin Sande joins via the phone from Las Vegas to talk about the work involved with running a store, and why a passion for business is essential – not just a love for cheese. If you’re thinking about starting your own cheese shop, tune into this episode of Cutting the Curd! This episode has been brought to you by The Heritage Meat Shop.

“I was not prepared for the stamina that running a cheese shop takes- and I’m a strong, good worker!” [21:00] — Kristin Sande on Cutting the Curd

“You have to always be looking to improve what you do. You cannot be complacent with any aspect of the business.” [27:10] — Beth Lewand on Cutting the Curd

Dec 10 2012

31mins

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Episode 259: Raw Milk Cheese Is..

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According to cheesemongers across the country, raw milk cheese is tradition, history, a taste of place, and, of course, it is delicious! Tune in to this special episode of Cutting the Curd in honor of the Cheese Coalition’s Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day to learn why raw milk cheese is so great, and what raw milk cheeses we’re obsessing over right now.

Apr 11 2016

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Episode 112: Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking with Gianaclis Caldwell

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On this week’s episode of Cutting the Curd, Anne Saxelby and Sophie Slesinger are talking with author and cheesemaker Gianaclis Caldwell. In addition to running Pholia Farm, Gianaclis has written two cheese-themed books, The Farmstead Creamery Advisor and the recent Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking. Like Anne, Gianaclis comes from a studio art background; hear why Gianaclis left the art world to embrace cream and curd. Tune into listen to Gianaclis talk about what she learned from writing her books, and why it was important to filter and edit information to make her books pertinent to beginning cheesemakers. Cheesemaking isn’t necessarily a recipe – so many elements are interchangeable! Hear why cheesemaking can be so fragile, and learn some of Gianaclis’ tips for making reliable cheese. Learn more about the scale at Pholia Farm, as well as the types of cheeses that the farm produces. This program has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

“You can stay true to you art with cheese, but if you’re working with two dimensions or sculpture, you’re showing a part of your soul that many people might not be able to identify with.”

Gianaclis Caldwell on Cutting the Curd

Sep 24 2012

30mins

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Episode 128: Olli’s Farm and Creamery

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Learn all about “the art of butter” on a creamy episode of Cutting the Curd, as Anne Saxelby returns to the airwaves to chat with Susan Bruss of Olli’s Farm and Creamery in beautiful Hartwick, New York. From the 1800’s until about 30 years ago, the farm had been an outstanding dairy farm. With Susan’s wonderful cultured butters, she hopea to bring it back to its former glory. Hear how she takes fresh cream and turns it into a blissful mound of Olli’s Handcrafted Cultured Butter- an American comfort food, for sure. If you’re interested in small farming setups or butter in general – press play! This program was sponsored by our good friends at Academie Opus Caseus.

“I caught on to cultured butter and never let go of it!” 03:00

“Butter is one of those foods affected by everything it surrounds. There’s nothing like fresh butter.” 05:00

“Cow comfort is extremely necessary in any milk production.” [11:00]

–Susan Bruss of Olli’s Farm and Creamery on Cutting the Curd

Mar 16 2013

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Episode 388: Careers in Cheese: Lilith Spencer

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On today's show, Elena interviews cheesemaker/creamery worker and photographer at the Cellars at Jasper Hill, Lilith Spencer. Lilith's cheese career started in college. Lilith began mongering at some of the best retail counters in NYC, hit Instagram fame for her artistic cheese board creations, and has landed in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Elena and Lilith chat about how to navigate opportunities and interests in the cheese world while also trying to pay the bills.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jul 22 2019

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Episode 106: The State of Cheese: Arizona

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What’s the state of cheese in Arizona? On this week’s episode of Cutting the Curd, Anne Saxelby and Sophie Slesinger are talking with some cheese people from Arizona in the know! First up, we have Krista and Troy Daily from the Wedge and Bottle, a new cheese shop in Phoenix, Arizona. Find out what got Krista and Troy interested in cheese, as well as some of the local and imported cheese that they sell in their shop. What’s in store for Wedge and Bottle in terms of cheese education and tastings? Next, Anne and Sophie talk with Rhonda Crow from Crow’s Dairy in Buckeye, Arizona. Tune in to learn why Nubian goats thrive in the Arizona climate, and how goat dairies are growing throughout the state. Hear about some of Crow’s Dairy’s delicious treats, including goat milk gelato! This episode has been sponsored by Fairway Market.

“It seems that everyone with five or more goats is trying to start a cheese dairy [in Arizona]. It has really boomed…there’s a lot of inquiry about staring a small dairy, and I think that’s just great.” — Rhonda Crow on Cutting the Curd

Jul 02 2012

29mins

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Episode 91: Goats!

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Today’s episode of Cutting the Curd is all about goats! Tune in as Anne Saxelby and Sophie Slessinger chat with Louisa Conrad of Big Picture Farm in Vermont about all things goat. Learn how she fell in love with goat cheese and what makes kidding season such a crazy time of year. Find out about how the seasons affect the milk and cheese and what makes goats such unique creatures! Later on, they catch up with Gregory Bernhardt and Hannah Sessions of Big Picture Farm who are also in full-blown goat mode. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

“I’ve always been totally obsessed with cheese and farming. It wasn’t until I got to Blue Ledge that I learned the mystical magical power of goats and fell head over heels.”

–Louisa Conrad of Big Picture Farm on Cutting the Curd

“Our goats seem to milk best with longer daylight. Once we pass the longest day of the year their milk starts to decline.”

–Hannah Sessions of Blue Ledge Farm on Cutting the Curd

Mar 13 2012

31mins

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Episode 292: Cypress Grove

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This week on Cutting the Curd, Diane is joined in studio by Mary Keehn & Pamela Dressler of Cypress Grove to talk about goat cheese. In search of healthy milk for her children, Mary noticed a neighbor who had goats for brush control. She asked her neighbor if she could buy two of her goats and the neighbor replied with a grin, “Honey, if you can catch ‘em, you can have ‘em.” So a determined Mary went out with grain each day and eventually lured her first two goats: Esmeralda & Hazel. Those two goats turned to four and pretty soon Mary had, well, more. A lot of goats means a lot of milk, and so Mary tried her hand at making cheese.

Feb 27 2017

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Episode 86: Cheese Education

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Ever want to learn about cheese? Here’s your chance! Tune into an educational episode of Cutting the Curd with Anne Saxelby and Sophie Slesinger as they chat with Max McCalman, Sasha Anderson & Daphne Zepos. Learn more about the various ways you can educate yourself and learn how to become a better taster such as cheese classes, seminars and plain old tastings. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“The best way to learn about cheese is to put it in your mouth!”

–Max McCalman on Cutting the Curd

“Most of the talented young cheesemongers I know are also in a band, or involved in the art world somehow. Then there comes a time when they are no longer a drummer in a band, and have to think of more realistic alternatives to feed themselves. The Certified Cheese Professionalâ„¢ Exam personifies that moment.”

–Daphne Zepos on Cutting the Curd

Jan 16 2012

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Episode 399: Cheese Tariffs: Part 2

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Tariffs on cheese and specialty products from the EU went into effect on Friday, October 18th. Elena chats with Daniel Schnyder, Director of Imports & Licensing at Emmi Roth and Vice President of the Cheese Importers Association of America, about the final details and how cheese got caught up in the whole aeronautics dispute in the first place.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 28 2019

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Episode 398: Book Review: Cheese Boards to Share: How to Create a Stunning Cheese Board for Any Occasion by Lassa Skinner

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On today's book review, Diane interviews cheese industry champion Lassa Skinner. With a new book on cheese boards and Counter Culture production in full-swing, Lassa's cheese plate is full!

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 22 2019

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Episode 267: All About CheeseScience.org

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Pat Polowsky is a food scientist/cheesemonger living and working in Madison, Wisconsin. He's also the creator of CheeseScience.org - an amazing resource for cheese professionals and enthusiasts. Host Diane Stemple talks to Pat all about his website and career in cheese.

Jun 13 2016

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Episode 90: Cheese History with Paul Kindstedt

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Anne Saxelby and Sophie Slesinger are joined by author Paul Kindstedt, who’s latest book “Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its place in Western Civilization”, explores the 11,000 year old history of cheese! Tune in to learn about everything from maritime trade, ancient pottery and religion as they relate to cheese on an especially historical episode of the best Cheese radio show in the world! This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

“If cheese can help us understand the origin of civilization, it can help us learn who we are as a species. To think that cheese can help inform that process is extraordinary.”

–Author Paul Kindstedt on Cutting the Curd

Feb 13 2012

45mins

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Episode 107: Daphne Zepos Tribute

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On today’s episode of Cutting the Curd, Anne Saxelby and Sophie Slesinger are remembering the life and work of cheesemonger, educator, writer, and chef Daphne Zepos. Anne and Sophie speak with two call-in guests for the occasion. Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s recalls Daphne’s passion and eloquence when it came to cheese. Ari also talks about some trips he took with Daphne in pursuit of good cheese, and her dedication to spreading the word about cheese and food education. Katherine Alford, currently of The Food Network, was Daphne’s teacher at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School, better known as The Institute of Culinary Education. Listen in to hear Katherine reminisce about a trip to Daphne’s childhood home in Greece, where they watched shepherds milk goats and create cheese in the most traditional of ways. To contribute to Daphne’s cheese education vision, please visit Cheesefoundation.org and make a donation in Daphne Zepos’ memory. This program has been brought to you by Whole Foods.

“There was this majestic, theatrical, intelligent, philosophical person who could wax eloquently about cheese, and nobody else really did it like that. She brought something special to a food world that was already changing for the better…she did a lot of work to teach about it so that it wasn’t just superficial prose.” — Ari Weinzweig on Cutting the Curd

“Daphne understood place, the lives of the people that were making the cheese, and wanted to really celebrate that and share it with people in a way that was really unique.” — Katherine Alford on Cutting the Curd

Jul 09 2012

28mins

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Episode 256: Major in Dairy Science

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Ever consider studying dairy science? Kaylee Wegner – a senior at South Dakota State University – joins host Greg Blais and guest co-host/cheesemonger Matt Reilly to talk about majoring in dairy production and animal science, and about her recent experience judging at the World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wisconsin earlier this month.

“The cheese industry has some really awesome people, and it’s a unique place to be, and I definitely enjoy being there with them.” [12:00] – Kaylee Wegner

Mar 14 2016

43mins

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Episode 98: Cooking with Cheese

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On this week’s Cutting the Curd, Anne and Sophie are talking about cooking with cheese! Joining them in the studio today is Sarah A. Maine of Saxelby Cheesemongers and the website RecipeRelay. Hear about Sarah’s unique website that encourages readers to alter recipes and spread them across the globe. Also joining Anne and Sophie is Lizz Spano, winner of Artisanal Bistro’s Grilled Cheese Competition and The Grilled Cheese Experiment. Hear about Lizz’s introduction to grilled cheese, and how it turned into a love and an expansive menu. Soups, salads, pizzas – every dish can be spruced up with a little cheese! So tune in, and learn how you can improve some of your favorite recipes with cheese. This program has been brought to you by Edwards.

“I think the interesting thing about cheese is that people don’t use it as a main ingredient, but maybe more as a spice.” —Sarah A. Maine on Cutting the Curd

“I always cook with the rind, as long as it’s an edible rind.” —Lizz Spano on Cutting the Curd

Apr 30 2012

28mins

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Episode 294: Farmstead Cheese: Sheep

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Brenda Jensen and her husband Dean never planned on being cheesemakers, but today, they produce award-winning sheep's milk cheeses out of Westby, Wisconsin. Tune in to learn more about Hidden Springs Creamery and the challenges and joys of making farmstead sheep's milk cheeses.

Mar 13 2017

27mins

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Episode 102: Chris Vamos

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On today’s episode of Cutting the Curd, Anne Saxelby and Sophie Slesinger are talking with Chris Vamos, president of Milkman Cheese Services. Tune in to hear about cheese in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. Chris believes that younger cheesemakers are so eager to please all palettes, that they make several types of cheese without having a focus. Hear about Chris’s role in advising cheesemakers with his company, Milkman Cheese Services. While Chris takes cheese very seriously, he sees the humor in the cheese business and makes it accessible to everyone. To hear more, tune in to this episode of Cutting the Curd- sponsored by White Oak Pastures.

“Consistency is huge. That’s something I want to hammer into my cheesemakers. If you can make the same great product week in and week out, that is enormous. You want to cut out the peaks and valleys as much as you can.” — Chris Vamos on Cutting the Curd

Jun 05 2012

30mins

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Episode 262: Cheese Mites

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Milk, cultures, rennet, salt, time, and.... cheese mites? Tune in to hear Debra Dickerson and Matthew Rubiner talk with host Greg Blais about these creepy critters, how to manage them as a cheesemaker or retailer, and why some cheeses need them.

May 02 2016

32mins

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Episode 254: Book Review: Wine & Cheese Pairing Swatchbook

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Wine and cheese pairing can be a daunting task, but not when one is armed with the proper tools.  On this episode, Max McCalman returns to Cutting the Curd to talk about his Wine and Cheese Pairing Swatchbook and app, available on iTunes.

“The first indication of a successful pairing is, if you’re hungry and thirsty it’ll probably work.” [31:45] – Max McCalman

Feb 29 2016

40mins

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Episode 404: Cheesemaking Elements: Farmland and Feed

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On today's episode, host Elena Santogade talks with Margot Brooks of Sugar House Creamery. Farmstead cheesemaking from choosing the right land and location to the production of three delicious cheeses––at Sugar House Creamery their cheesemaking elements are rooted deep in the earth.

The holiday season is all about food and community. There’s no better time to show your support for food radio by becoming a member! Lend your voice and help HRN continue to spreading the message of equitable, sustainable, and delicious food – together, we can change minds and build a better food system. Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate today to become a crucial part of the HRN community.

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Dec 09 2019

32mins

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Episode 403: Mark Kurlansky, author of Milk! A 10,000 Year Food Fracas

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For this month's book review, Diane Stemple interviews Mark Kurlansky about his book Milk! A 10,000 Year Food Fracas. With a title like that, Diane has many cheese-related questions!

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Dec 03 2019

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Episode 402: Industry Reflections with Jodie Wische

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Host Elena Santogade talks with Jodie Wische about what she's seen these past 20+ years in cheese, and how ecommerce transformed––and continues to transform––the industry.

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Nov 25 2019

34mins

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Episode 401: Cheesemaking Elements: Equipment and Getting Started

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Amanda Heilman and Jennifer Rodammer join host Elena Santogade on air to talk about the new cheesemaking program at the University of Delaware. This university dairy went from zero to cheesemaking, and with an all-female cheesemaking crew!

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Nov 18 2019

32mins

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Episode 400: Anne Saxelby

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For our 400th episode (!!) Elena and Diane are in-studio with Anne Saxelby, founder and O.G. host of Cutting the Curd. Reflections, predictions and hijinks ensue!

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Nov 04 2019

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Episode 399: Cheese Tariffs: Part 2

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Tariffs on cheese and specialty products from the EU went into effect on Friday, October 18th. Elena chats with Daniel Schnyder, Director of Imports & Licensing at Emmi Roth and Vice President of the Cheese Importers Association of America, about the final details and how cheese got caught up in the whole aeronautics dispute in the first place.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 28 2019

45mins

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Episode 398: Book Review: Cheese Boards to Share: How to Create a Stunning Cheese Board for Any Occasion by Lassa Skinner

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On today's book review, Diane interviews cheese industry champion Lassa Skinner. With a new book on cheese boards and Counter Culture production in full-swing, Lassa's cheese plate is full!

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 22 2019

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Episode 397: Sustainability and Small Dairy Farms: What Happens When Good Gals Grow Old

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Modern, concscious consumers love to talk about sustainability and supporting small, local dairy farmers, but what does that actually look like for the farmer? It turns out it's not just about buying your favorite artisan cheese at the farmer's market. In this episode, we talk to Dan Brooks of Wayward Goose Farm about one sustainable option for what happens when a dairy cow retires.

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Oct 14 2019

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Episode 396: B Corporation: Rogue Creamery

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We're on a B Corp kick! Today, Elena profiles another B Corp company in the cheese industry: Rogue Creamery. Marguerite Merritte, Cheese Emissary (aka Marketing Manager) chats about how Rogue became a B Corp and what that status means internally for the team.

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Oct 07 2019

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Episode 395: B Corporation: Vermont Creamery

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In 2014 Vermont Creamery became a B Corp business. What does that mean, exactly? On today's episode Elena chats with Adeline Druart, President of Vermont Creamery, about how––and why––the company became a B Corp and what that means in the day-to-day.

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Oct 01 2019

36mins

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Episode 394: Missy Hughes, Chief Mission Officer and General Counsel at Organic Valley

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Elena chats in-studio with Missy Hughes about how the Organic Valley Cooperative works, and Missy's work as Chief Mission Officer and General Counsel. Missy works with legislatures and government agencies as she advocates for nationwide access to organic products, animal welfare, farmworker rights and good stewardship of the earth. Hear how her efforts impact dairy farming and what she sees as top priorities in sustainable agriculture moving forward.

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Sep 23 2019

38mins

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Episode 393: A chat with the owners of San Francisco's first urban creamery, Daily Driver

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On today's episode Elena chats with Hadley and David Kreitz, co-founders of San Francisco's first urban creamery. The urban-meets-rural reality of a business like Daily Driver presents a unique set of challenges, and also offers a unique payoff for urban customers who love fresh dairy. But, how to pull off what's normally farm-based production in the midst of...San Francisco?!

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Sep 16 2019

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Episode 392: Happy 40th, Neals Yard Dairy!

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Diane Stemple is on location in London this week, for Neals Yard Dairy's 40th birthday party! Tune in for interviews with Jason Hinds, David Lockwood, Sara Stewart and Bronwen Percival.

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Sep 09 2019

54mins

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Episode 391: Cheese Tariffs: What You Need to Know (before Midnight tonight!)

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This time sensitive show is devoted to making sense of the potential tariffs on cheeses imported into the U.S. from the European Union. It's clear how the tariffs could impact importers (read: not good for business), but what other sectors of the industry will feel the effects? And, will those effects be all bad, or are there some who stand to gain? Elena will be speaking with Stephanie Ciano of World's Best Cheese to make sense of what's happening, what might happen and what––if anything––can be done about it all.

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Aug 12 2019

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Episode 390: Celeste Nolan of Laurel Valley Creamery in Ohio

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This week's show is a collaboration between Cutting the Curd and The Farm Report. Elena is in the studio fellow HRN host and producer, Lisa Held, interviewing farmer and cheesemaker Celeste Nolan. Celeste and her husband purchased their family dairy farm 15 years ago. Struggles with sustaining the business on fluid milk production alone led them to add cheesemaking to the mix. Soon to be featured on Farmsteaders, an episode of PBS's POV series, Celeste and her family give an honest portrait of their rural experience.

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Aug 05 2019

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Episode 389: Promoting French Cheese Around the World: Charles Duque

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Charles Duque is the Managing Director for North America for the French Dairy Board. He travels all throughout the continent, promoting French cheese from Central America to Canada. On today's show, Elena chats with Charles in studio about how his promotional efforts are received in the different countries he focuses on, and the state of cheese enthusiasm throughout this vast region.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jul 30 2019

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Episode 388: Careers in Cheese: Lilith Spencer

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On today's show, Elena interviews cheesemaker/creamery worker and photographer at the Cellars at Jasper Hill, Lilith Spencer. Lilith's cheese career started in college. Lilith began mongering at some of the best retail counters in NYC, hit Instagram fame for her artistic cheese board creations, and has landed in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Elena and Lilith chat about how to navigate opportunities and interests in the cheese world while also trying to pay the bills.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jul 22 2019

54mins

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Episode 387: Book Review: Italian Table

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On a continued Italian kick, Diane interviews author and food tour operator Elizabeth Minchilli about her new cookbook, The Italian Table.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jul 15 2019

32mins

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Episode 386: Cider & Cheese, Friends Indeed

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Pairing wine and cheese is so classic, it's become a cliche. Craft beer has enjoyed an upswell of interest lately, and with that it's also been the focus of a lot of pairing opinions. But one of our favorite pairing partners - cider - hasn't gotten its proper due. Today, Jeff Russell - cider fanatic and sales director for Vermont's Eden Cider - joins us to talk about the state of the cider nation, tips for pairing, and how cheese and cider might not be such strange bedfellows.

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Jul 08 2019

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Episode 385: Live from the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin booth at the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

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Elena taped today's episode at the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Booth at the Summer Fancy Food Show. Today's episode features shorter interviews with ten different cheesemakers, all from Wisconsin and all making unique products! From the science behind cheese spread texture to the benefits of using a bio digester, these mini-interviews are full of interesting details and endearing Wisconsin accents.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jul 01 2019

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