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2010 Wrap Up Part 2 – Oregon Cheese

The emergence of Oregon cheese For years – at least to those of us outside the state — Oregon cheese was synonymous with Tillamook Cheddar. In terms of cheese states, the big three people tend to think of are California, Wisconsin, and Vermont. I would say that this year has made it obvious that people […]
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2010 wrap up: 1. The continued emergence of American-made cheese

There are five more days in 2010 and I will be giving you five end-of-the-year posts. Starting today I will be posting the five trends I’m seeing in the cheese world right now. Just my opinion and all that, but I feel pretty strongly that these are the big issues right now. The continued emergence […]
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Thanksgiving cheese

Hey there. I went into my typical pattern of internet silence around the big food holiday. Too much to do in the week before Thanksgiving, as all U.S.-grocery store workers know. You have to wonder about anyone who works in retail food who has time to blog in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. On […]
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Patricia Unterman Likes My Book

I almost didn’t want to link this because it gives me way too much credit at the expense of my cheese co-workers.* But any praise from a well-known food writer that says, “Rainbow Grocery, the worker-owned, natural foods supermarket, currently has the best cheese department in San Francisco, taking into consideration range, price and quality,” […]
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Food Holidays

What an awesome time of year to work in cheese. Gordon Edgar is the author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge.
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At the Oakland Museum with Lonely Planet

So, a few weeks ago, I got interviewed by Lonely Planet. After the interview, Rana, a worker-coop veteran and ex-Rainbow Grocery worker, called me up with an unexpected request. Basically, they had a table at one of the Pixar events at the Oakland Museum . Since it was “Ratatouille”, they were thinking (Yes, I’m making […]
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The FDA and small farmers

Something really needs to change at the FDA. The current situation is simply unfair to family farmers. Whether it’s the well-documented case of the Vermont Mad Sheep from a few years ago, the 50,000+ lbs of cheese that the FDA now wants destroyed at Morningland Dairy in Missouri, or the breaking news of the seizure […]
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Cheesemonger in Los Angeles

For the longest time, I couldn’t decide whether to drive or fly to Los Angeles for my reading at Skylight Books. Flying is a little quicker, but I’d need a car down there. Flying would be easier on my body, but my ears are still a little messed up from my last flights. Finally, I […]
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One last Cheese-a-Topia post

Here are a few of my favorite cheese folks with Bay Area roots: Sheana, Emiliano, Brad, Ocatvio, and me. What an awesome picture!
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Cheese-a-Topia Favorites: Best in Show

Finally, here’s my last entry on my favorite new (to me*) cheeses at this year’s American Cheese Society Conference. This is one of the things that differentiates me from other food bloggers… I feel no need to be timely. Out of respect for the cheese makers, I probably wouldn’t reveal what cheese I voted for […]
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