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Cheese-a-Topia Favorites: Best in Show

October 18th, 2010 by Gordon Edgar

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 [...]

Jim Boyce R.I.P.

October 13th, 2010 by Gordon Edgar

Jim Boyce died last week. He was the long-time owner of Marin French Cheese Company and a really nice guy. I didn’t know him well, really just from going to the same events for many years now, but his loss will be felt by everyone in our cheese community.
I’ve always had a [...]

Cheese-a-Topia Favorites: Caldwell Crik Chevrette

October 6th, 2010 by Gordon Edgar

The one cheese that I voted for in the top three that didn’t place was the Estrella Family Creamery Caldwell Crik Chevrette:

Frankly, I don’t understand why more judges didn’t put this in their top 3. I love this cheese. It is everything you want in a washed-rind. A blend of raw goat [...]

Cheese-A-Topia Favorites: Pastoral Blend

October 4th, 2010 by Gordon Edgar

Another fabulous cheese was the Sartori Reserve Pastoral Blend:

Though this company does that mid-word, corporate, internet-capitalization thing that drives me nuts (“SarVecchio” Parmesan, “BellaVitano”, etc…) they make some pretty damn good cheese. This is a big wheels of sheep/cow cheese that shows the best flavors of both milks. Nutty and [...]

Cheese-a-Topia favorites: Mayor of Nye Beach

September 30th, 2010 by Gordon Edgar

I’m a big fan of River’s Edge Chevre. Their Up In Smoke and Valsetz are staples in our domestic goat section. However, I had never tried the River’s Edge Mayor of Nye Beach until the judging. I had no idea who made this cheese but I scribbled down the [...]

Cheese-A-Topia Favorites: Appalachian

September 27th, 2010 by Gordon Edgar

Alright, the ACS conference feels like years ago and I’m still not finished mentioning my favorite cheeses. I need to get a move-on, eh?
A cheese that surprised me with how much better it has gotten was the Meadow Creek Dairy Appalachian which took first place in the American Originals (original recipe made form [...]

Cheese-a-Topia favorites: Blues

September 21st, 2010 by Gordon Edgar

How about some blues? I’ve written about a lot of the good ones in this category over the years so here are two that surprised me.
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Black River Caraway Blue. All I can say is, I never thought of putting caraway in blue cheese but it was [...]

18 Reasons Reading

July 16th, 2010 by Gordon Edgar

Had a really nice event at 18 Reasons last night. 18 Reasons is the events offshoot of Bi Rite, a store that I will always have a fondness for. Way back in the late ‘80s I lived at 18th and Dolores and that was my corner store. It wasn’t [...]

Cheesemonger Tour Day Two: Trunk Flood

May 19th, 2010 by Gordon Edgar

In Bellingham. Need to get on the road to Olympia soon. Discovered a near disaster last night when I found that the cooler drainage hole had opened in my trunk. Thankfully, the case of books was in a safe dry space. Unfortunately my car will soon smell even more like mold than it already does.

Cheesemonger Tour Day One: Seattle

May 17th, 2010 by Gordon Edgar

Even though my friends were mocking me last night because my eyes were so droopy and I was falling asleep in a loud pub, 5:45 AM seems to be my predetermined wake up time this days. Good Morning Seattle!