Ron Schmidt, Professor Emeritus (Retired) at the University of Florida in Gainesville is truly an expert in the making of cheese. He is also the first and only judge in cheese competitions we have ever interviewed. He was once a judge for the American Cheese Society Competition, the most prestigious competition in the US. We jumped at the chance to ask him about it: How
Louise and her husband, Chris at her aunt’s house for a “Night of 7 Fishes” celebration, January, 2013 It’s “Weezie Cheesey” Time Louise Dutton of Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a master home cheese maker. I have gotten to know her through the years, partly because she has contributed many ideas and recipes and partly because she’s a fun person to correspond with. I have
Louise with a couple of her Camemberts. (The “73” has special meaning to her (see the end of this article) She knows food! Louise Dutton has been making everything she eats from “scratch” for over 30 years. She says, “I’m just an old hippy at heart and I like to know exactly what is in my food.” Well, we do too, of course, but Louise
That’s George on the right, stretching his Mozzarella. Even Geeks Make Cheese! George FitzGerald explains on his blog, The Cheesy Geek that a geek is a nerd with personality. (Of course, we think anyone who makes cheese has a great personality!) He works as a Director of Technology at the Vanguard School in Lake Wales, Florida. Vanguard is a private, non-profit boarding school for students
Louise M. Dutton This is the most inexpensive cheese alternative you will ever eat! Normally we keep our focus on dairy products (because that’s our area of expertise), but we get a lot of questions about how to make “cheese” from soybeans. Recently, Louise Dutton from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote to us with her own recipes for making soy cottage cheese, yogurt and cream cheese.
Mia Earth Song Herrera Age: 11 LaBelle, Florida Mia’s mother, Maureen, first wrote to us with the address of her farm so we could list it on our Good Milk List. She mentioned that her young daughter actually sells the milk. We asked her if we could interview her daughter and she agreed: How did you get into the raw milk business?