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Things I’ve been meaning to share

Just a little linky housekeeping today…

1. Congrats to Steve Jones for winning the 2nd Cheesemonger invitational. He was part of a team that one the first ACS competition as well and seems to be a very nice guy. West Coast Mongers represent!

2. Gianaclis Caldwell (like myself, a Chelsea Green author) wrote the kind of blog post I love to write, exploding the urban myth of goat milk as “nature’s most complete food”. She raises goats and makes goat cheese so this isn’t cow-laden propaganda.

3. The food punks article finally went up on Saveur online. Check it out. There’s a hilarious old picture of me in the gallery.

4. The Splendid Table interview of me was replayed, almost causing a high school friend to drive off the road when she heard my voice on NPR. You can check it out here. I think it’s funny that the biggest media thing I did for my book was on a program that doesn’t air in the Bay.

closing time tableau

Depressing dairy links

It’s not good news for dairy farmers these days, whether they are organic or non-organic. In discussing cheese, the dairy farmers (if they are not also cheesemakers) often get left out of the discussion. Here are some links that will depress you:

3rd generation farmer on 150-year-old dairy farm forced to sell cows for slaughter

Organic family farms dump milk to protest consolidation by Big-Ag Organic dairies

Plunging prices wallop dairy farmers

Looks like Foster Farms will end up buying the Humboldt Creamery which had been 75% owned by farmers before the CEO embezzled the money away. Mind you, it’s good news that someone is buying it.
(We buy Rumiano cheese for our Jack, mild Cheddar, Pepper Jack and many other miscellaneous basic cheeses. We were lucky to have them be an early adopter of rBGH-free cheese and thus able to carry rBGH-free “people’s cheese” at a relatively low price. You can see in that last article that the Humboldt Creamery owes them over $1 million.)