Meep! I have some news!
Freaking out over here because I got to show my extreme love for cheese on Guy’s Grocery Games, airing August 7th at 8pm / 7c. Watch me and 3 other contestants race around a Flavortown with shopping carts.
Will you be tuning in? Let me know by tagging @Randwiches, @FoodNetwork and #GroceryGames on Twitter. Here is the link if you want to share the show details: bit.it/jdlvonggg
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank a few people who have helped me build my cheese knowledge over the years.
Steve Jenkins, author of the Cheese Primer. This was the first book I ever read about cheese. It’s meant to be a reference, but I read it straight through like it was a Jane Austen book -clutches pearls-
Another bit of trivia is that if you look closely in the background of any Good Eats episode, Alton Brown has a copy in his kitchen.
Monica Byrne and Leisah Swenson, owners of Home/Made Brooklyn. If it weren’tfor a fateful Craigslist posting and opportunity to spread my wings in the kitchen (and cheese board), I wouldn’t be writing this post right now. Will always and forever bring a wheel of Mt. Tam from Cowgirl Creamery to every job interview.
Murray’s Cheese shop. I interned in the caves with Zoe Brickley (now at Jasper Hill) and volunteered for as many classes as I could in my spare time between running communications at The Tank and working at Home/Made. I did it for the love of cheese and I have to thank Murray’s alums Beth Griffenhagen, Sascha Andersen, Jordan Zimmerman, Josie Adams, and Sydney Wilcox for teaching me. I still have my stacks of pairings worksheets and tasting notes!
Do you love cheese or want to get on my level? Get to know these people or ask me questions any time!