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Meet the Cheesemakers Interviews

Left, Mary Keehn and right Judy Schad, Award-Winning Cheesemakers

Left, Mary Keehn and right Judy Schad, Award-Winning Cheesemakers

In June 2013, we began interviewing Cheese Makers from the United States and around the world. Many of them I know; some I contacted “blind” and a few came through referrals. 2014 became a hiatus year from interviewing and new interviews resumed in 2015 and will continue throughout the year. In addition to these interviews, I am also conducting Virtual Q&A’s with ACS CCP™s and other Cheese Professionals during 2015 and you can access the entire list here.

I hope you enjoy reading them. Spaulding Gray (RIP) and I enjoy procuring them and sharing them with you.


Allison Hooper, Vermont Creamery 

Andy Hatch of Uplands Cheese Company 

Bob Stetson of Westfield Farm 

Brad Sinko, Face Rock Creamery

Burke Brandon of Red Hill Cheese, Australia 

Craig Gile of Cabot Creamery

Cristiano Creminelli, Creminelli Fine Meats

David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery

Ivan Gligora of Gligora Creamery – Croatia

Jim Sartori, Sartori Cheeses

John Fiscalini, Fiscalini Farmstead Cheeses

Kerry Henning, Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese

Lionel Giraud, A Charming Frenchman

Kurt Dammeier, Beecher’s Handmade Cheeses 

Marieke Penterman: Holland’s Family Cheese 

Mary Keehn of Cypress Grove Chevre

Mary Quicke, Quicke Traditional Cheese

Mathew Willey of Sweet Grass Dairy 

Pat and Astraea Morford, River’s Edge Chevre

Rhonda Gothberg of Gothberg Farms

Rob Kaufelt of Murray’s Cheese

Sarah Marcus, Briar Rose Creamery

Sid Cook of Carr Valley Cheese

Stephen Hueffed of Willapa Hills Farmstead Cheese

Tom Flournoy of Tom’s Tiny Kitchen

Vicky Brown of Little Brown Farm


Previously published interviews with Cheese Makers and other Celebrities:

Burke Brandon Interview from Know Your Cheese Network

Herb Eckhouse, Owner of LaQueria Meats

Mike Wright, Beer Enthusiast

Ron Smith Interview

Cheese Professional Interviews will continue throughout 2015… sometimes, they will be “stand-alone” and sometimes they will be presented as virtual round-table discussions with several Cheese Professionals answering the same question. Those participating include Cheesemakers, 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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