I have not been to Tennessee since 1986. We actually did — I think — go through Nashville on the way to Graceland but, to be honest, the trip was a bit of a blur.
However, I will return this weekend for the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival. I am doing a class, doing a reading at the “Makers and Mongers” dinner, and selling books. It should be awesome, so if you are in the South, come on over!
BTW, here is proof that 1. I have been to Tennessee and 2. I have gained a couple of lbs in my 20 years in the cheese business. (I am fine with that, btw. One needs a belly to keep the Parmigiano Reggiano in place while cutting it)