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Cheesemonger Gordon Edgar on Edible Radio

Posted By admin On March 29, 2010 @ 2:44 pm In Food & Drink | No Comments

Tune in to Edible Radio [1] for an entertaining interview with Gordon “Zola” Edgar, author of Cheesemonger; Life on the Wedge [2] (one of the wittiest titles in our catalog). In this interview Gordon tells Kate Manchester a brief version of his cheese-y story, how his life as a punk rock activist blended smoothly into a job at the local worker-owned cooperative [3] grocery store, Rainbow Grocery [4]. He tells how he first fell in love with an alpine cheese–a delightfully aged Gruyere [5], and since that moment, has been learning the wheys of the curds and spreading the cheese gospel. Edgar gives Vermont a shout-out in this interview (this lovely state, “with fewer people than the city I grew up in!” he quips), and spends a few minutes talking about the innovative community cheese caves up in the Northeast Kingdom. In coordination with Cabot Creamery, Jasper Hill Farm [6] runs a massive cheese aging facility [7], allowing farmers to sell their milk and reap the benefit of turning it into a value-added product, without the immense outlays of capital it would take an individual farmer to build such a facility. For the full interview, go to Edible Radio [1]!

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[1] Edible Radio: http://www.ediblecommunities.com/radio/edible-authors/episode-12-gordon-edgar.htm

[2] Cheesemonger; Life on the Wedge: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/cheesemonger

[3] worker-owned cooperative: http://www.usworker.coop/front

[4] Rainbow Grocery: http://www.rainbowgrocery.org/

[5] Gruyere: http://www.artisanalcheese.com/collections/cow/products/gruyere-rolf-beeler

[6] Jasper Hill Farm: http://www.jasperhillfarm.com/farm/

[7] cheese aging facility: http://www.cellarsatjasperhill.com/