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2013: The Year of The Cheesemonger – Meet Debbie Simon

deb simonMeet Debbie Simon, Murray’s Cheese Master at the Harper Point’s Kroger on Montgomery Road in Cincinnati, Ohio. Debbie joined the Kroger Company in 2010 and after just a few months found herself leading the Cheesemongers at Harper’s Point.


Debbie is the single mother of 19 year-old twin boys and in addition to cheese, she loves chocolate. Debbie also enjoys reading, scrapbooking and cooking.

She lives in a diverse community and enjoys the different cultures.

Here are some thoughts Debbie had when we sat down to chat:

“If I were a cheese I would be an aged Gouda because I like things that get better with age, there are so many fascinating nuances to this type of cheese, and I can be intense and surprising!”

“If I could spend a day with a cheese maker it would be with the owners and cheesemakers at Rogue Creamery.  I would love to see and learn the art of crafting a phenomenal cheese.”

Deb’s favorite grilled cheese:

Cave age Gruyere, Murray’s fresh Mozzarella, Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar…We call it the triple threat toasted cheese… A must try!”

Her historical dinner companion would be Author Virginia Woolf  who loved to describe food;  “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Her favorite cheese plate would include: Fromager D’Affinois, Espresso Bellavitano, Morbier, 5 year Gouda, Rogue River Blue, Tupelo Honey, Sliced Walnut Preserve.

My thanks to Debbie for taking the time to participate.

My thanks to everyone participating in my 2015 Virtual Q&A with Cheese Professionals. I hope all of you, my loyal readers, are enjoying this as much as I am…

Interviews with All Cheese Professionals: Cheesemakers and Cheese Professionals

Interviews will continue throughout 2015… sometimes, they will be “stand-alone” and sometimes they will be presented as round-table discussions with several Cheese Professionals answering the same question. Those participating includeCheesemakers, ACS CCPs™, Cheesemongers and Cheese Professionals and Experts who contribute to this Wonderful World we call “Cheese”.

List of all Interviews from 2013: Cheesemakers, Cheesemongers.

List of 2015 Cheese Professionals.

List of all Cheese Professionals Bios.

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Taking the 2015 Exam? Please see my page on Tips for Studying for the Exam. Want support? Come join our 2015 Cheese Study Group.

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