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William Shatner’s Brown Bag Wine Tasting with Marnie Clarke

shatner_marnieWhat goes best with wine? Cheese, of course! In this week’s episode of Brown Bag Wine Tasting, host William Shatner sits down with Marine Clarke, who runs two cheese shops in Southern California. Marnie schools William in the ways of cheese-making and shows him the best way to enjoy cheese with mystery wine!

Watch the full episode on Ora TV

FDA restrictions keeping some great cheeses out of stores

(George Wilhelm / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles cheese counters could soon be a lot less aromatic, with several popular cheeses falling victim to a more zealous U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Roquefort — France’s top-selling blue — is in the agency’s cross hairs along with raw-milk versions of Morbier, St. Nectaire and Tomme de Savoie.

Read the full article on LATimes.com

VIDEO: Affinage

At Neal’s Yard in London, washing, waiting, and watching are just a few of the steps involved in finishing some of the world’s finest cheeses. This piece appears in Season 2, Episode 13 of FoodieTV, a free iOS app showcasing the best stories about food from all around the world.

Watch it on Vimeo

Next Class: Beer & Cheese

Our next class is coming up soon at Sanctum Brewing Company in downtown Pomona on September 24th (Wednesday Night). Sign up at

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Why the Cheese Curler (aka Girolle) Makes Parties So Great

Credit: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriotr

Credit: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriotr

Like all American children not raised by wolves, I was taught this at an early age. The French were not taught the same thing. And so it was during a trip to Normandy four years ago that I first laid eyes on what appeared to be a toy for cheese—a sort of spinning knife with a big wheel of dairy beneath it. The French call it a girolle; the rest of us call it a cheese curler.

Read it in full at Bonappetit.com