Cheese of the month January 2018: Naturkäse from Thilo Metzger-Petersen, Hof Backensholz/D

So: the last research trip in 2017 for my new book (to be out in time for the Frankfurt book fair in mid-October, but manuscript still in the making) took me to Hof Backensholz in the very north of Germany, on the Danish border. Backensholz is a pioneer of raw milk farmhouse cheese, Thilo’s mother started in the early 1990s to work her husband’s milk into cheese instead of keeping calm and being optimistic about the milk price. » Weiterlesen…

Cheese of the month June 2016: Milleens, Steele family, Beara, West Cork/Ireland

„We couldn’t buy good food back then“ Norman Steele explains when I ask him why his wife Veronica started making cheese back in the early 1970s, long before anybody was talking about farmhouse cheese. Like many other townfolks turned farmers (Norman had previously studied and lectured philosophy in Dublin) they quickly discovered that one cow has more milk to offer than a young family can consume as such.
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