Archive for April, 2009

Bonus Fiscalini Footage

CBH-logo1.jpgI could not pass on all the footage from our time spent with Mariano Gonzales, head cheesemaker at Fiscalini. It, or rather he, speaks for himself. This segment is longer than usual and less edited but no less good. Enjoy.

Bonus Fiscalini Footage Audio

Add comment April 25th, 2009

Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese Company Interview

CBH-logo1.jpgJohn Fiscalini is a straight-shooter. This interview provided wonderful insight into what it means to be an ethical dairyman. My respect for the Fiscalinis is tremendous largely because they stand so firmly behind what they do and how they do it. If you have tasted their cheeses, you know that they hold on their own in terms of quality and listening to John talk about how he has gone about building and operating his dairy and creamery might shift your presumptions about mid-sized dairies like his. And it is worth nothing that, by California’s dairy standards, Fiscalini might still be considered small…

Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese Interview

Find previous posts about Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese Company here.

Up next: Cypress Grove Chevre
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Big thank you to Matty Charles and My Morning Jacket for permission to use musical pieces.

Add comment April 21st, 2009

Back on the Cheese Trail

Shoes.jpgYou may have noticed that we have been working hard to crank out the audio pieces from the majority of our farm visits. In addition to listening, editing and posting the voices of cheesemakers from our tour I have donned my shoe covers again and paid visits to a handful of dairies on the west coast in preparation for my upcoming BOOK!
I just inked the deal to create a cheese-driven reference guide to west coast cheeses.  Check out the description posted under the new “Book” tab above. I will keep you posted as I visit creameries in California, Oregon and Washington.

In the meantime we will continue to bring you the voices of cheesmakers across America.

Thank you for your continued support and interest.

Add comment April 17th, 2009

The Mozzarella Company Interview

CBH-logo.jpgThere is never a dull moment with Paula Lambert. Spend just a couple minutes with her and you can understand immediately how it is possible that fresh mozzarella went from being virtually unknown to award-winning in a matter of years. The Mozzarella Company is one of our industry’s founders in that she helped create the market and the movement of artisan cheese. Listen closely to her stories- they contain invaluable insight into how to make an artisan cheese business successful.

Mozzarella Company Interview

Find previous posts about The Mozzarella Company here.

Up next: Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese Company
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Add comment April 2nd, 2009


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