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Posts from the ‘Cheesemakers’ Category

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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Rodolphe Le Meunier, a French butter rock star, visits L.A.

The guy in the white jacket at the center of the throng of chefs and food writers was Rodolphe Le Meunier, whose name is on every gold-foiled package. And in cheese circles, he’s a rock star.

Read the full article on LA Times

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

A Season With Swiss Cheesemakers

In Gruyeres, western Switzerland, from mid-May to mid-October, the fifth generation of the Murith family produces its distinctive mountain pasture Gruyere cheese.

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FOCUS ON: Colston Bassett Stilton

Colston Bassett is celebrating its 100 year anniversary and the methods that were used in 1913 are similar to those used today – hand-ladled, hand cut and skilfully matured. The cheese is made using the milk from their co-operative farmer members, all of whom are within 1.5 miles of the dairy. To get a look inside the dairy is not something all will have the opportunity to do, but to celebrate 100 years of cheese making Colston Bassett produced a great little video that gives a little insight into the dairy – click here to watch it on Vimeo

And finally… to top off a busy year of centenary celebrations the Nottinghamshire-based cheesemaker was visited by HRH The Princess Royal back in May where she unveiled a plaque to commemorate her visit.

The cheese has a smooth and soft buttery texture, with just the right amount of bluing for a cheese of its age.The flavors are well balanced with great acidity and savory-sweetness. Superb cheeses for the start of the season.

Source: Neal’s Yard Dairy