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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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Serious discussion of the various ways the FDA has threatened attack on Artisan cheese, and then backed down when there was no scientific proof of their position. Dr. Donnelly is expert in food borne pathogens and has so much to offer in this fight for artisan cheese.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.  
On today's episode, Elena chats with Adam Moskowitz of Larkin, the Barnyard and the Cheesemonger Invitational (of course!) about creating community in the cheese biz and what's it like to rock sobriety.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.  
Hosts Elena Santogade, Diane Stemple and Aaron Foster are all in studio together to reflect on 2019 and make cheese-related bets for 2020. Hijinks ensue...The holiday season is all about food and community. There’s no better time to show your support for food radio by becoming a member! Lend your voice and help HRN continue to spreading the message of equitable, sustainable, and delicious food – together, we can change minds and build a better food system. Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate  today to become a crucial part of the HRN community.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast. 
On today's episode, host Elena Santogade talks with Margot Brooks of Sugar House Creamery. Farmstead cheesemaking from choosing the right land and location to the production of three delicious cheeses––at Sugar House Creamery their cheesemaking elements are rooted deep in the earth.The holiday season is all about food and community. There’s no better time to show your support for food radio by becoming a member! Lend your voice and help HRN continue to spreading the message of equitable, sustainable, and delicious food – together, we can change minds and build a better food system. Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate today to become a crucial part of the HRN community.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast. 
For this month's book review, Diane Stemple interviews Mark Kurlansky about his book Milk! A 10,000 Year Food Fracas. With a title like that, Diane has many cheese-related questions!Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.  
Host Elena Santogade talks with Jodie Wische about what she's seen these past 20+ years in cheese, and how ecommerce transformed––and continues to transform––the industry.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.  
Amanda Heilman and Jennifer Rodammer join host Elena Santogade on air to talk about the new cheesemaking program at the University of Delaware. This university dairy went from zero to cheesemaking, and with an all-female cheesemaking crew!Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast. 
Episode 400: Anne Saxelby

Episode 400: Anne Saxelby

2019-11-0400:46:34

For our 400th episode (!!) Elena and Diane are in-studio with Anne Saxelby, founder and O.G. host of Cutting the Curd. Reflections, predictions and hijinks ensue!Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.Image courtesy of Coyau / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0.Cutting the Curd  is powered by Simplecast.  
Tariffs on cheese and specialty products from the EU went into effect on Friday, October 18th. Elena chats with Daniel Schnyder, Director of Imports & Licensing at Emmi Roth and Vice President of the Cheese Importers Association of America, about the final details and how cheese got caught up in the whole aeronautics dispute in the first place.Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.  
On today's book review, Diane interviews cheese industry champion Lassa Skinner. With a new book on cheese boards and Counter Culture production in full-swing, Lassa's cheese plate is full!Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.  
Modern, concscious consumers love to talk about sustainability and supporting small, local dairy farmers, but what does that actually look like for the farmer? It turns out it's not just about buying your favorite artisan cheese at the farmer's market. In this episode, we talk to Dan Brooks of Wayward Goose Farm about one sustainable option for what happens when a dairy cow retires. Cutting The Curd is powered by Simplecast. 
We're on a B Corp kick! Today, Elena profiles another B Corp company in the cheese industry: Rogue Creamery. Marguerite Merritte, Cheese Emissary (aka Marketing Manager) chats about how Rogue became a B Corp and what that status means internally for the team.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
In 2014 Vermont Creamery became a B Corp business. What does that mean, exactly? On today's episode Elena chats with Adeline Druart, President of Vermont Creamery, about how––and why––the company became a B Corp and what that means in the day-to-day.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Elena chats in-studio with Missy Hughes about how the Organic Valley Cooperative works, and Missy's work as Chief Mission Officer and General Counsel. Missy works with legislatures and government agencies as she advocates for nationwide access to organic products, animal welfare, farmworker rights and good stewardship of the earth. Hear how her efforts impact dairy farming and what she sees as top priorities in sustainable agriculture moving forward.Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
On today's episode Elena chats with Hadley and David Kreitz, co-founders of San Francisco's first urban creamery. The urban-meets-rural reality of a business like Daily Driver presents a unique set of challenges, and also offers a unique payoff for urban customers who love fresh dairy. But, how to pull off what's normally farm-based production in the midst of...San Francisco?! Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Diane Stemple is on location in London this week, for Neals Yard Dairy's 40th birthday party! Tune in for interviews with Jason Hinds, David Lockwood, Sara Stewart and Bronwen Percival. Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
This time sensitive show is devoted to making sense of the potential tariffs on cheeses imported into the U.S. from the European Union. It's clear how the tariffs could impact importers (read: not good for business), but what other sectors of the industry will feel the effects? And, will those effects be all bad, or are there some who stand to gain? Elena will be speaking with Stephanie Ciano of World's Best Cheese to make sense of what's happening, what might happen and what––if anything––can be done about it all. Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
This week's show is a collaboration between Cutting the Curd and The Farm Report. Elena is in the studio fellow HRN host and producer, Lisa Held, interviewing farmer and cheesemaker Celeste Nolan. Celeste and her husband purchased their family dairy farm 15 years ago. Struggles with sustaining the business on fluid milk production alone led them to add cheesemaking to the mix. Soon to be featured on Farmsteaders, an episode of PBS's POV series, Celeste and her family give an honest portrait of their rural experience. Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
Charles Duque is the Managing Director for North America for the French Dairy Board. He travels all throughout the continent, promoting French cheese from Central America to Canada. On today's show, Elena chats with Charles in studio about how his promotional efforts are received in the different countries he focuses on, and the state of cheese enthusiasm throughout this vast region. It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
On today's show, Elena interviews cheesemaker/creamery worker and photographer at the Cellars at Jasper Hill, Lilith Spencer. Lilith's cheese career started in college. Lilith began mongering at some of the best retail counters in NYC, hit Instagram fame for her artistic cheese board creations, and has landed in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Elena and Lilith chat about how to navigate opportunities and interests in the cheese world while also trying to pay the bills. It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate Cutting the Curd is powered by Simplecast.
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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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