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Great Cheeses from ACS 2012: Part 1

August 24th, 2012 by Gordon Edgar

I am only mentioning cheeses that are new to me here because – as anyone there can attest – there were too many awesome cheeses for one person to blog about. My versions of these from past years are still pretty much valid, so check those out as well if you want.
Here is a list [...]

American Cheese Society 2012: Judging

August 14th, 2012 by Gordon Edgar

Whenever I get a chance to be a cheese judge at the American Cheese Society Conference, I grab it. I really do love it. I am honored to be asked – and that is part of it – but I love it mostly because it is pure cheese: just me, my mouth, and 1771 anonymous [...]

Gordonzola’s Humble Suggestions for Getting the Most out of the Cheese Conference

August 2nd, 2012 by Gordon Edgar

I’ve lost track of how many ACS conferences I have attended. I pretty sure I have attended every one not on the East Coast since 1999. Almost universally, they have been awesome experiences that have taught me innumerable things about cheese and introduced me to people I otherwise might never have met.
Back when I first [...]

New facebook page

March 26th, 2012 by Gordon Edgar

I started a new facebook page because during vacation it dawned on me that I really wish I hadn’t given the “Cheesemonger” facebook page the name of my book. For one reason, it’ll be confusing when my next book comes out. For another, it’s embarrassing commenting on other people’s facebooks as “Cheesemonger: A Life on [...]

When Cheese Goes Bad

December 12th, 2011 by Gordon Edgar

There are times of the year I associate with bad cheese. Usually it is after a holiday, when a distributor has bought too much of something perishable that didn’t sell. Buyers are alerted to these deals with flyers titled things like “Hot Sheet”, “Killer Deals”, and “Margin Builders.” This is definitely risky buying for the [...]

Harley Farms Farm Dinner!

May 10th, 2011 by Gordon Edgar

I’m going to see Dee Harley a lot this month. That’s awesome because she is truly one of my favorite cheese people. I can never get enough of her. That’s why I brought my parents to her farm as a present.
It was a Christmas present, actually. But the Harley Farms farm [...]

There’s Always One

April 28th, 2011 by Gordon Edgar

Often, when I represent my co-op at events, there is one audience member who insists on being annoying. It usually has to do with their discomfort at the existence of an actual large democratically-run institution that is somehow at odds with their fantasy idea of what we should be.
Our existence by [...]

River’s Edge Chevre

March 22nd, 2011 by Gordon Edgar

So, I kinda promised Laurie this would be a no-cheese vacation, beyond what I brought for us to eat, of course.* However, when I realized we were very close to River’s Edge Chevre, I took a day off working on my new book proposal and went for a visit.
River’s Edge is absolutely one [...]

When In Oregon…

March 16th, 2011 by Gordon Edgar

When I realized we had driven by Humbug Mountain and Nye Beach, I said to Laurie, “I bet River’s Edge Chevre is around here somewhere.” Today I went to visit. I’ll write a full entry when I can upload my pictures, but for now I’ll just say: awesome cheese, awesome people.
Here’s [...]

Evacuation from the Oregon Coast

March 14th, 2011 by Gordon Edgar

I was exhausted last night. I never sleep well on my first night of vacation (which we spent at a hotel) and our first night at our rental place on the Oregon coast was filled with trying to adjust the heat (down)* and adjust to sleeping on a smaller bed than [...]