The Digital Dairy Era

This post is based on a talk I gave at the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conference in February on the subject of Writing About Products for Market. Since several of you have asked about it, I’ve condensed my notes and included a link to my PowerPoint presentation. Please feel free to share! Observation […]

Lakins Gorges Cheeses from Maine

Some cheeses inspire you the moment you unwrap them. Their freshness beckons, their rinds beg you to run your fingers across them. Surfaces speak: ripples call to mind tide pools, ridges suggest barnacles. I am speaking about Lakins Gorges Cheese from Rockport, Maine. When I opened the box from their maker, Alison Lakin, I was […]

Secrets of Cheese Signage

What inspires you to pick up a cheese and take it home for the night? I’m asking because this question has been keeping me up at night. It’s the subject of a talk I agreed to give at PASA’s Farming for the Future Conference on February 7 — a talk called “Describing Products for Market: […]

MF Needs an Intern

Dear readers, I spend a lot of time alone in my Cheese Command Center, sitting in this chair. After five years of running my own little online dairy empire, it’s time to open a window and let in some air. I’m looking for a bird, a plane…an intern!  Although this is an unpaid position, I am willing […]

Live! Birchrun Hills Kickstarter

If you attended the Cheese Ball in January, or if you read about it, hopefully you remember Sue Miller. She’s a local cheesemaker and friend who is working to build a cheese facility on her farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Cheese Ball raised $5,000 as a first step toward financing the project. Now, Sue’s Kickstarter — an […]