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Making Cheese on the Comté Trail in the French Jura

Comte Cheese“Comté began from necessity, not luxury. The Jura winters are brutal, snowy, and long. Comté preserved milk into hearty wheels that could feed villages for many months. Farmers led their herds up the mountains in the summer to take advantage of the short season of green grass and plentiful blossoms, then returned to lower-altitude pastures when the first frosts came.”

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Broguiere’s Eggnog on ‘Visiting with Huell Howser’

One of the most popular episodes of “Visiting” profiled Broguiere’s Dairy in Montebello. Huell discovered during his first trip there that they also made a delectable eggnog and the family invited him to come back during the holiday season. Huell ultimately returned and got a behind-the-scenes look at how the unique drink is made. Broguiere’s even makes special edition bottles in honor of their “favorite visitor,” Huell, which is still in circulation.

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Chiriboga Blue, unusual cheese from Bavaria

Arturo Chiriboga, is Ecuadoran. Political turmoil in his home country motivated Chiriboga and his wife, who is of German descent, to move to Bavaria as young adults. He landed a job at the Obere Muhle creamery 17 years ago and has been there ever since.

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Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco’s Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company

For nearly 150 years America’s oldest continuously family run chocolate company has been making artisan chocolate for home bakers, pastry chefs, and confectioners alike. They have been evolving and redefining themselves for the past century and a half and now Amy Guittard, whose great great grandfather founded the company, has written the Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco’s Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company.

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Jasper Hill Farm’s ‘Harbison’ Awarded ‘Best American Cheese’

Cellars at Jasper Hill announced that its cheese, ‘Harbison’ was awarded ‘Best American Cheese’ at the World Cheese Awards…Cellars at Jasper Hill also took home a Gold award for their ‘Winnimere’, Silver awards for two different vintages of ‘Cabot Clothbound’ and Bronze awards for their ‘Moses Sleeper’ and ‘Kinsman Ridge’.

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