Introducing the Dairy Maidens! Julianne and Camille are mongers-turned-podcasters who are inspired by fermented curd and the stories behind it. Once a month, they will be sharing their favorite cheese stories along with incredible factual tidbits that any lover of cheese will appreciate. We kick off their series with California cheeses - how did we start to get where we are today? For example, did you know that in the Gold Rush days, the cow population in California was nearly twice as much as the human population? That explains why California was, and remains, a dairy powerhouse today. In the words of Central Coast Creamery (and the name of one of their cheeses), "Holey cow!" If ever in Northern California, take a drive on the California Cheese Trail.
Join us on our 14th birthday for a walk down memory lane. There are so many great stories of how the shop started, how it's grown and who has helped us spread the goodness and glory of cheese.
2017 was an amazing year in the wonderful world of cheese! We thought it would be fun to look at our top-selling cheeses in each category and have the mongers vote for their favorites. The results included spectacular Americans, interestingly all from the Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm in Vermont.
"Podcasting opens a window into the soul of a creator."
Gina Freize is the founder and Cheese Wiz of Venissimo Cheese and host of Noon on Tuesday, a blog series all about cheese all the time.