Cheese CONNOISSEUR - Cover Stories


Kim Mack, founder, Scratch Made Life Kim Mack, founder of Scratch Made Life, which offers online and in-person cheesemaking classes, could not have seen where her life was headed when she began her business almost four years ago. An army veteran, she worked in a police department, on an ambulance

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Savencia’s Sebastien Lehembre For Sebastien Lehembre, senior marketing manager at Savencia Cheese USA, cheese didn’t start out as his purpose, but became a passion and a career by happenstance. “Some people have a clear trajectory but, in my case, it was unexpected in a way, while such a part of

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Stephanie Clark: Champion of Cheese

The Iowa State University professor bestows her passion for dairy onto her students while making a difference in the industry. Although Stephanie Clark is Virginia M. Gladney Professor for Ames, Iowa-based Iowa State University’s department of food science and human nutrition, it’s not her only role. Admittedly one who stretches

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A New Focus On Feta

Celebrating the most popular Greek cheeseFor the lucky, such as Greek-American chef and cookbook author Michael Psilakis, Feta cheese has held a long celebrated place in the kitchen and in cuisine since childhood. “My memories of Feta growing up are very vivid,” he says. “It was always on the kitchen

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Vermont Creamery Icons: Bob Reese and Allison Hooper

Vermont Creamery founders discuss their journey and the next chapter. It has been about three years since Vermont Creamery co-founders Allison Hooper and Bob Reese sold their business to Land O’Lakes. Now both are giving back, providing other businesses with the benefits of their experiences, while also enjoying the more

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Mary Quicke

Mary Quicke: Upholding 14 Generations on the Farm

Continuing her family’s tradition of making clothbound cheeses on and off for 14 generations, Mary Quicke reveals the history of her family’s namesake company, the traditions it adheres to and her dedication to the cheese industry. The Brits take their cheddar seriously, and this is definitely the case at UK

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