We're going Behind the Rind with our hostess Claire to discover the various ways cheese are categorized. It used to be that we described cheeses based on country of origin or milk type. After talking with industry experts like monger-turned-author Liz Thorpe and cheesemaker extraordinaire Mateo Kehler, we delve into the three new systems of cheese categorization. Cheese lovers, enthusiasts, turophiles and curd nerds will all appreciate this adorably short and entertaining podcast.
Our very own Dairy Maidens Camille and Julianne lead us through the history of blue cheeses, from Italian Gorgonzola dating back to 879 A.D. to relative newcomer Caveman from Oregon. Did you know that Stilton was once called the "English Parmigiano" and was not blue at all? And what is the blue mold anyway? Why are blues often wrapped in foil? What's the deal with pairing Port with blue cheese? Listen to learn all this and more. It's guaranteed to chase your blues away.
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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.