Cheddar’s Little Namesake

Some cheesemongers I know express their lacto love through tattooes. Others name their children after cheeses. If you’ve ever nibbled Montgomery’s Cheddar, a rugged nugget made by Jamie Montgomery of Somerset, England, you might understand why Hunter Fike named his firstborn “James Montgomery,” after the maker. Hunter Fike, who runs the Italian Market Di Bruno […]

Top Cheesemonger

You’ve heard of Top Model, Top Chef…whatevs. The best show no one knows about is Top Cheesemonger, and it happens every year in a Long Island City warehouse. Mongers from across the nation compete to break down giant wheels of Parm, invent perfect pairings, and identify cheeses in a blind tasting. On Monday night, Di […]