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Gordon Edgar

Gordon Edgar is the author of Cheddar. For more than fifteen years he has worked as a cheesemonger at the worker-owned Rainbow Grocery Cooperative in San Francisco. Edgar has served as a judge at cheese competitions and as a board member for the California Artisan Cheese Guild. Since 2002, he has blogged at Edgar is the author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge (Chelsea Green, 2010). Surrounded by his vast and decaying collection of 'zines and obscure punk 7-inches, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and their no-longer-imaginary white miniature schnauzer.

    Gordon's Books


    A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese


    A Life on the Wedge

    Witty and irreverent, informative and provocative, Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge is the highly readable story of Gordon Edgar's unlikely career as a cheesemonger at San Francisco's worker-owned Rainbow Grocery Cooperative. A former punk-rock political activist, Edgar bluffed his way into his cheese job knowing almost nothing, but quickly discovered a whole world of amazing artisan cheeses. There he developed a deep understanding and respect for the styles, producers, animals, and techniques that go into making great cheese.


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