Cheese CONNOISSEUR - Cover Stories

Rob Kaufelt

Murray’s Cheese and Rob Kaufelt’s Next Chapter

After growing and nurturing Murray’s Cheese, Rob Kaufelt steps aside
Big is a small word that succinctly describes the role cheese mecca Murray’s Cheese has played in Rob Kaufelt’s life. The relationship began in 1991 when Kaufelt — badly in need of a job after a failed New Jersey business venture

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Kehler Brothers

A Visit With Jasper Hill’s Andy and Mateo Kehler

Discover what motivates the brothers, their favorite cheeses, and their big secret It’s a sub-zero December evening in small-town northern Vermont, and the dining room of the Highland Lodge is packed. A side closet overflows with down coats and wet snow boots. In one corner of the dining room, rosy-cheeked

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Roland Barthélemy

Roland Barthélemy – Gentleman, Teacher, Cheesemonger

An Inside Look At a Man with a Passion For CheeseEditor’s Note: One afternoon I received a call from Sebastien Lehembre, senior brand manager at Group Savencia (Alouette Brand) asking if I would like to spend a day with Roland Barthélemy “playing with cheese.” To understand my delight, one must

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Paula Lambert

Paula Lambert Stellar Cheesemaker And Iconic Entrepreneur

Meet Mozzarella Company’s founder — a Texas treasure Paula Lambert is mesmerizing shoppers at the northernmost frontier of exurban Dallas. Standing near Murray’s kiosk at the grand opening of Kroger Marketplace in Prosper, TX, she is handing out tastes of Mozzarella Company cheeses. Her friendly, infectious smile; luminous white hair;

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Adam Moskowitz: Cheese Forklifter, Rapper And Missionary

He’s the heart and soul behind Larkin Cold Storage, Columbia Cheese and the CheeseMonger InvitationalCheese insiders know Adam Moskowitz. Maybe they do business with Larkin or Columbia Cheese, as most cheese sellers do regularly. Maybe they’ve watched Moskowitz on stage at The Cheesemonger Invitational (CMI), rocking his cow costume and

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Élodie Clouvel

The French Connection

Champion female athletes unleash their inner passion for fromageTop-performing French athletes Muriel Hurtis, Nathalie Péchalat and Victoria Ravva all have something in common besides their deep love of sports. These three talented ladies all share a love of one of the emblems of European culture and French heritage — cheese.

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Cathy Strange with goat

A Global Ambassador

Meet Internationally Renowned Whole Food’s Cathy StrangeCATHY STRANGE STOOD TALL IN THE PROCESSION OF DIGNITARIES. Cloaked and clad in kindred hats, they waited to descend the mezzanine staircase. At the foot of the stairs, cheesemakers, mongers, retailers, and distributors breezed into the elegant room in celebratory anticipation. Sunlight beamed through

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Alison Sweeney

A Taste Of Summer

Alison Sweeney, former host of the popular TV show, The Biggest Loser, weighs in on three breezy, cheesy recipes perfect for these warm summer days.It’s a long, windy—and sometimes challenging—ride up to Alison Sweeney’s beautiful Colonial-style home nestled in the Hollywood Hills above Los Angeles. But once you reach the

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Emilio Mignucci

A Culinary Journey

Formaggio comes alive with Emilio MignucciYou have to love a true cheese connoisseur who describes himself as a grease-ball. He may pepper his conversation with references to hoagies and cheese steaks, but don’t let that fool you. Emilio Mignucci, 48, with his cousin Bill, owns the multi-million dollar Di Bruno

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William Shatner

William Shatner And The Fromage Frontier

Hollywood’s Irreverent Movie and TV Star Waxes on Wine, Cheese and the Life Well LivedWilliam Shatner is clearly accustomed to being in charge. The former captain of the Starship Enterprise strolls into the 1920s-style Hollywood mansion where his cover shoot is about to take place and proceeds to take command

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