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Ig tribute

Remembering Ig Vella

This week, the cheese world lost a giant with the passing of Ignacio ‘Ig’ Vella, second generation master cheesemaker and renaissance man: an historian, local politician and champion of cheese. He inspired and was a mentor to many in the cheese community and without his expertise and influence, our community would not be as rich, robust and advanced today.

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Milk in glass

Milk Matters: Great Milk Makes Great Cheese

At its heart, cheese is about milk.  Without milk, there would be no cheese.  Sounds simplistic, but it’s anything but.  Milk is an endlessly fascinating and complex liquid

Point Reyes Farmstead samples at CACF

“Normandy North of the Golden Gate” Revisited

I'm in the thick of producing a video for the California Artisan Cheese Guild.  During the course of the interviews as I

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