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Featuring interviews with notable cheesemakers, cheesemongers, and cheese-lovers, Cutting the Curd is an informative, occasionally irreverent, but always cheesy look at the curdy, the nerdy, and the downright funky world of artisan cheese.
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On todays episode we talk with Veronica Pedraza, head cheesemaker and general manager of Blakesville Dairy to discuss the everyday obstacles she has encountered due to the pandemic. We also discuss her motivations moving forward and what's next for the new creamery in uncertain times.Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member!Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.  
Introducing a New Member to the CTC Squad, Carlos Yescas. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member!Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.
Host Cara Warren chats with Jane E. Ciccone about her company Onesto Foods, from their eco-friendly commitment to the unique market of crackers. Plus best pairings for different cheeses.Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member!Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.
Host Cara Warren interviews Matt Benham about what his expectations are for his upcoming research and what it means to him to be honored with this prestigious award.  In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas. Keep Cutting the Curd on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
We continue our pandemic-focused series of interviews with industry professionals about selling cheese in the time of COVID. Here we're joined by Laura Logos Downey of Fairfield Cheese Shop to hear about retail landscape now that we're through the first wave of infections in the Northeast. And we look forward to what the Fall may bring, and what actions Laura is taking to prepare.In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas.Keep Cutting the Curd on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Victory Cheese

Victory Cheese

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My two guests are Stephanie Skinner and Molly Browne, both of whom were instrumental in starting Victory Cheese, which has attempted to help American cheesemakers during the pandemic. We discuss the origins of the movement and how Victory Cheese Boxes have helped cheesemakers through out the country sell their cheese. In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas.Keep Cutting the Curd on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.  Stephanie Skinner,  Molly Browne, Victory Cheese, pandemic, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Covid, Victory Cheese Boxes, cheesemakers, 
Host Cara Warren interviews Caitlin O'Neill of Cowgirl Creamery to hear her POV and what's ahead for the cheese retail world.In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas.Keep Cutting the Curd on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast. 
Continuing our deep dive into COVID-19 and its impact on the cheese and specialty food industries, we pick up the conversation with Tyler Hawes. Tyler brings two decades of industry experience and scholarship to bear, as we ask him to help us make predictions about what the retail, distribution, and production landscape will look like over the next few months and years.In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas.Keep Cutting the Curd on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.  
Ari Weinzweig is one of the two co-founders of Zingerman's. He has also written business books about his unusual business beliefs, including transparency and good pay. He and Diane discuss both the Covid-19 crisis and also the effects of Black Live Matter on his business and views.In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas.Keep Cutting the Curd on the air, become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Jesse Pugach is the founder of Fifth Taste, a San Francisco-based distributor of artisanal sake.  In this episode, host Cara Warren, unwraps the details of pairing Sake and Cheese, and learns the basics of Sake. HRN will be donating 10% of our membership drive proceeds from now until June 15 to the Philando Castile Relief Foundation. Visit heritageradionetwork.org/donate to make your gift.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.  
Brie Hurd of The Cheese Shop of Salem is back! On today's show, Brie chats with Elena about how she's pivoting operations to succeed in the new COVID-19 context.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Cheesemaker and entrepreneur Mateo Kehler joins host Aaron Foster to discuss the stark financial realities facing cheesemakers in the time of COVID-19. What does the future look like for American artisanal cheese? And does the current roster of bailouts and stimulus packages do enough?Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Michelle Vieira is an Illustrator bringing light and happiness to the online cheese world. From rocking cheese illustrations to Cheese Pin-up girls, here's whats next in the cheese art department! Images Courtesy of Michelle Vieira Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Cara speaks with Janee', the Mobile Monger about her new interview program. Each day she interviews a different American artisan cheesemaker about their current problems and resolve.Photos Courtesy of Janee' Muha - The Mobile Monger Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Amanda Freund tells us all about her experience as a 3rd generational farmer and how cooperatives are helping support New England and Vermont communities thru sustainable agriculture like smart barns and cow pots!Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Elena chats with fellow Cutting the Curd host and independent cheese shop owner, Aaron Foster, about what life is like right now on the front lines of cheese retail in New York City.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Both Tom Perry and Sam Frank join Diane to give an update on Daphne Zepos's award which provides money for European Travel to research a cheese issue. As previous winners, and current Board members, Tom and Sam give us much info!Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast. 
Jessica and Cara talk about what has evolved at Sweet Grass Dairy for Jessica Little since her previous interview with Anne Saxelby (one decade ago) in 2010 and what's next down the line!Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.  
Sarah Munly discusses what it's like to win CMI San Fran 2020. Plus we dive deep into inspirations for her Feminist Goddess cheese plates.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast. 
When we last spoke to Ivy Ronquillo, she was mere weeks away from opening her own cheese shop in Pleasantville, New York: Second Mouse Cheese. Now, almost a year later, we check back in with her to see how she's holding up, what advice she would have given herself a year ago, and what the future looks like.Image courtesy of Second Mouse Cheese / Ivy Ronquillo.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast. Ivy Ronquillo, Second Mouse Cheese, Pleasantville, New York, NY, cheesemonger,  
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Gerry Stevens

episode 366 - terrible episode, not cheese related at all. There is a time and place for this type of content, but not here. please stay on topic.

Jan 30th
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