Champion cheese monger Jessica and her monger-in-crime Claire share both the scientific and aesthetic beauty of cheese crystals, those mysterious creations that give a cheese crunch. We explore the difference between calcium lactate crystals versus tyrosine crystals. Get your geek on.
Gisela, otherwise known as G, is the founder and owner of Curds & Wine, San Diego's go-to shop for cheese and wine making supplies. She shares her tips on how to get started in cheese making (buy a good pot) and where to get the best milk (dare we say WalMart). Colby was the first style she ever made and has fallen in love with it, keeping some in her cheese cave ever since. Her advice to aspiring cheese makers? Go for it!
Meet Kaitlin, sommelier of Cow By Bear, a unique dining experience in San Diego and Seattle where 14 guests enjoy a five-course dinner, prepared in various surprise locations by the mysterious chef known only as Bear. The seasonal dinner culminates with the main course of a 50-day dry aged ribeye roast! Each course is paired with a wine or cocktail too. Or if you're looking for something lighter, try Katilin's Wine by Bear, a fun wine, cheese and charcuterie pairing adventure (just our style). We learned two important things: What grows together goes together. And book your seats early as they often sell out up to six months in advance.
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Gina Freize is the founder and Cheese Wiz of Venissimo Cheese and host of Noon on Tuesday, a weekly podcast all about cheese, all the time.