Cutting the Curd

Heritage Radio Network

Featuring interviews with notable cheesemakers, cheesemongers, and cheese-lovers, Cutting the Curd is an informative, occasionally irreverent, but always cheesy look at the curdy, the nerdy, and the downright funky world of artisan cheese.

Location:

New York, NY

Description:

Featuring interviews with notable cheesemakers, cheesemongers, and cheese-lovers, Cutting the Curd is an informative, occasionally irreverent, but always cheesy look at the curdy, the nerdy, and the downright funky world of artisan cheese.

Language:

English

Contact:

BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 497-2128


Episodes

The Story of Sach Foods and Paneer Cheese

1/31/2023
Jasleen and Tarush Agarwal, first generation immigrants from India who met and married in California, could not find a Paneer that wasn't highly processed or tasted anything close to what they enjoyed growing up. So Jasleen started making her own. A couple of years later, they started Sach Foods to bring organic, high protein, great tasting Paneer to the US market. Tarush joins us for a conversation about the role this singular cheese plays in Indian cuisine and vegetarian diets, the...

Duration:00:39:23

Allison of Lakin's Gorges Cheese

1/24/2023
A look into Lakin's Gorges Cheese with Allison Lakin, head cheesemaker and owner of East Forty Farm. She has been making cheese since the early 2000's and is now winning awards for her cheeses like Rockweed. Here we take a deep dive into what it means to be a Maine Cheesemaker and how studying anthropology can help you make better cheese. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member! Cutting the Curd is Powered by...

Duration:00:42:02

Joe Salonia and the World Cheese Awards, What It Means to Be a Winner!

1/11/2023
We're back and this time we have Joe Salonia on the show. Director of Sales and Marketing in the US for Gourmino Affinage and Selection, Joe is coming off the big win of having a best in show cheese at the World Cheese Awards. Here we kick back and discuss what it means to win such an award and what's next for the cheesemakers of Gourmino. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member! Cutting the Curd is Powered by...

Duration:00:40:55

A World of Cheese

12/16/2022
The cheese industry has a presence in almost every country around the world and those who work in this industry are passionate about their jobs, cheese, and community. In this episode we heard voices from around the world from cheese professionals on how they became experts. They shared their thoughts with Carlos Yescas as he concluded his time as guest host of this podcast. Carlos would like to thank everyone at HRN for their hard work opening spaces for thoughtful conversations, and to...

Duration:00:42:38

The Dirt on Cider (And Why You Should Pair Cheese With It)

12/7/2022
What is cider? What is American Cider? Why is everybody drinking it? And what does this have to do with cheese? Rachel Freier, a Certified Cheese Professional AND Certified Cider Professional is here to answer all of the questions. From Ithaca to Spain and back again, we talk about the history, the production, and the pairings of cider, and let tastebuds do the talking. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a...

Duration:00:49:53

Brazilian Cheese: A New Country to Learn From

11/11/2022
John Braga speaks to us about his work in Brazil and the US promoting traditional cheeses. He also voices Senhor Tião from an interview conducted by Carlos Yescas during his trip to Minas Gerais, Brazil in May 2022. Photo Courtesy of O Queijonista. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member! Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:40:43

La Maison du Comté

11/1/2022
Our guest is Aurelia Chimier, Director of Communication for the Comité Interprofessionnel de Gestion du Comté. We take a trip to La Maison du Comté, a museum and interpretive center for all things Comté cheese to examine the continuing production and celebration of this great cheese, from production to marketing. Jean-Louis Carbonnier is here to discuss the Comte Scholarship. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a...

Duration:00:44:42

Meet Christy Caye of Gourmet Dash

10/25/2022
On today's episode we get a first look at the new upcoming startup, Gourmet Dash. We chat with Christy Caye about everything from e-cheesemongering to logistics, and look ahead at the future of online retail stores. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member! Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:39:48

2/2: What’s the Difference Between Raw and Unpasteurized Milk Cheese? With Jonny Crickmore

10/18/2022
This is the second episode of a two-part series on the difference between raw and unpasteurized milk. In this episode Carlos Yescas speaks with Jonny Crickmore, cheesemaker at Fen Farm Dairy in England. Photo Courtesy of Fen Farm Dairy. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member! Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:42:38

1/2: What’s the Difference Between Raw and Unpasteurized Milk Cheese? With Mariano Gonzalez

10/11/2022
This is the first episode of a two-part series on the difference between raw and unpasteurized milk. In this episode Carlos Yescas speaks with Mariano Gonzalez, head cheesemaker at Grafton Village Cheese Company. Mariano also talks about his experience trying to set up a cheese program in Paraguay and assisting USAID. Photo Courtesy of Grafton Village Cheese Company. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a...

Duration:00:41:37

Remembering Anne Saxelby

10/7/2022
On October 9th of last year the HRN community was devastated by the passing of Anne Saxelby. Anne was many things to many people. She was the co-founder of Saxelby Cheesemongers and an ardent supporter of artisan food producers. She was one of the earliest HRN hosts, launching Cutting the Curd in 2009. She was a wife and mother to 3 young children. As the first anniversary of her loss draws near, we pay tribute to the many ways she impacted this world for the better. Longtime HRN host Harry...

Duration:00:29:41

Cheesemaking in Maine: Fuzzy Udder Creamery

10/4/2022
According to the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, the number of young farmers and food producers in the state is growing. This includes cheesemakers - some new, and some who have been making cheese for years and are growing their operations. Jessie Dowling, founder of Fuzzy Udder Creamery is here to talk with us about her cheeses, her farm, and the state of cheesemaking and distribution in Maine including the Maine Cheese Guild and the...

Duration:00:40:59

New Business Profile: C. Hesse Cheese Distribution, Interview With Caroline Hesse

9/26/2022
We chat with Caroline Hesse about her new venture into starting her own distribution company. From her amazing fundraising efforts to her everyday life in sales. In this episode we get the humorous and unforgettable insight into a new chapter of Caroline's "Chesse Cheese" life. Photo Courtesy of Illgander. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member! Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:38:46

Interview With Nina White, Founder of Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse

9/20/2022
Carlos Yescas interviews Nina White, founder of Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse, about their approach to regenerative agriculture and sustainable dairy farming. Their cattle are 100% grass-fed, and all of their cheeses are made with their own milk. Find out more about them at www.cowsoutside.com and follow them online at @bobolinkdairyandbakehouse. Photo Courtesy of Nina White. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a...

Duration:00:34:20

Women in Cheese With Mary Casella

9/12/2022
Brooklyn cheesemonger turned affineur and educator, Mary Casella joins us to talk about her upcoming presentation for the Daphne Zepos Research Award. Plus, we review what she has found so far in her project as well as what's next for her gender study of the dairy industry. Photo Courtesy of Mary Casella. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member! Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:42:05

Tonic Time With Samantha Kane of Fever-Tree

8/15/2022
Today on the show we will review how tonic water and sparklings can work as a flavor component in your cocktails that then can be paired to your cheeses. Plus, what are the differences in tonic water? We sit down live for the first time in Bushwick since the pandemic began to chat with Samantha Kane, a CCP certified cheesemonger and a regional key account manager at Fever-Tree USA. Photos Courtesy of Samantha Kane. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network....

Duration:00:44:08

The Future Looks Bright: A Crash Course in Forecasting

8/8/2022
Felice Thorpe, national sales director and owner of Felice Foods, returns for another conversation about the business of selling cheese. This time we're talking about forecasting. What is it? Why do it? Who should be doing it? And when? Photo Courtesy of Felice Thorpe. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member! Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:42:59

Catching Up With Cara Condon, CMI Winner 2022

7/26/2022
Today on CTC we chat with Cara Condon to learn more about her win at this year's CMI and life as a cheesemonger at Beautiful Rind in Chicago. Photo Courtesy of Kathryn M Sheldon @kathrynmichael. HRN is home to transformative exchanges about food. Our 35+ member-supported food podcasts empower eaters to cultivate a radically better world. This month, we’re asking you to join us. Become a monthly sustaining member at heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Cutting the Curd is Powered by...

Duration:00:42:08

Interview with Lee Hennessy of Moxie Ridge Farm

6/30/2022
On today's episode, we discuss the ins and outs of queer life as a farmer. Plus, goat's milk cheese making in New York state, is it difficult and what are some programs cheesemakers can use to start up their creameries?? Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member! Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:52:09

The Magic of Water Buffalo Continued: The Story of Buf Creamery

6/13/2022
The story of Buf Creamery stretches across continents, generations of farming, and centuries of cheesemaking traditions. Alejandro Gomez Torres joins Cutting the Curd for a conversation about the majestic and sometimes fickle water buffalo, and making buffalo milk cheese in Colombia. Photo Courtesy of Buf Creamery. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Cutting the Curd by becoming a member! Cutting the Curd is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:43:21