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Hooked on Cheese: Rogue Creamery’s Echo Mountain Blue

From the acclaimed blue cheese experts at The Rogue Creamery in Oregon comes yet another outstanding blue, and this time, it’s called Echo Mountain.   Before I discuss this particular blue, I must mention that as far as I’m concerned, the guys at Rogue may be the best blue cheese producers in America. I’m not… Read more »

Hooked on Cheese: Nettle Meadow’s Kunik

Made in upstate New York at Nettle Meadow Dairy, Kunik is a mixed-milk, lush and creamy beauty of a cheese. Nettle Meadow – so named to reflect the wild nettles and herbs that make up the diet of the farm’s goats – is one of the few remaining dairies located in what has been termed… Read more »

Hooked on Cheese: An Interview with Writer Gordon Edgar

Today’s Hooked on Cheese story is an interview with Gordon Edgar, a San Francisco-based cheese writer and the cheesemonger for the storied Rainbow Grocery Co-operative since 1994. Rainbow is San Francisco’s largest independent grocery store as well as the biggest retail worker co-op in the United States. Edgar currently serves on the Board of Directors… Read more »

Hooked on Cheese: Mexican Queso

The first job I ever had was washing dishes in a mom-and-pop Mexican restaurant in Oklahoma when I was thirteen. I hated the job, but I loved the food! The owner’s mother would cook “family meal” for the staff every night after we closed, and that was what kept me coming back into work every… Read more »

Hooked on Cheese: Interview with Sweet Grass’ Jessica Little

  The following is Hook’s interview with Jessica Little, Co-Owner of Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, Georgia. Jessica and her husband Jeremy are award-winning cheesemakers who are dedicated to the stewardship of their land – a multi-generational farm – and to the treatment of their animals, acknowledging that these standards contribute to the production of… Read more »