On Monday, May 15th, the Massachusetts Cheese Guild and Dr. Montserrat Almena hosted a "sensory evaluation of cheese” workshop at the Boston Public Market.
When it comes to cheese education, we rely on a couple of sources. First and foremost, scholarly research. We rely on our Academic Advisory Committee to alert us of new work.
Here at Oldways and especially at the Cheese Coalition, we are honest about the cheese we want to see more of. That’s why three years ago we started a small celebration for the appreciation of raw milk cheeses that has now turned global. We have over 700 events hosted by approximately 150 companies in 15 countries. From South Africa to New Zealand, and from Paris to New York, there are events big and small.
Last week, from March 7th-9th, was the biannual United States Championship Cheese Contest. This year’s contest was the most entered to date with a record setting 2,303 entries! Held at Lambeu Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin; the 2017 USCC featured several of our member cheesemakers’ delicious cheeses bringing home 21 total awards across their respective categories!
Some books, like some cheeses, get better with time. This is the case of Professor Heather Paxson’s “The Life of Cheese.”
Homesteaders-to-be will learn the arts of brewing beer, cultivating mushrooms, preserving herbs, preparing broths, and...drumroll please...making cheese at home — no cow, goat or sheep needed! Adam Shutes, owner of the Boston Cheese Cellar in Roslindale, Mass., will lead the cheese-making portion of the festival. The OCC connected with Adam to learn more about his love affair with cheese and cheese-making.