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Meet Miss Cheesemonger

We have invited Veronique Kherian, cheese blogger to be our guest speaker on Wed., Oct 15. She is planning to speak to us about the cheeses of Normandy, with plenty of tasting samples of course. Vero began as a cheesemonger for a cheese boutique and wine bar in southern California. She now lives in San Francisco where she writes about cheese, travel and other epicurean discoveries. She also works at Cowgirl Creamery at the Ferry Building. To learn more about her, visit her blog at misscheesemonger.com

Here is a link to information she posted during her visit to Normandy.

http://misscheesemonger.com/2014/05/deeper-into-normandy/


Guest speaker meetings involve paying a stipend to our guest, so we will access a $5.00 charge for each attendee.  

As always, we will meet at 6:00 p.m.  in The Beverage People classroom. Feel free to bring food and drinks to share. Guests are certainly welcome. We would like to pair some food with these cheeses for anyone adventurous enough to be inspired by her blog.

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  • Nancy V.

    I just received this from Vero:
    It was such a pleasure meeting your group and seeing your store yesterday! I had such a great time sharing these cheeses and history with you. Hopefully, everyone had a good time! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email me! I did try to find out more details about the exact cultures used in the Normandy cheeses, but without success! I can keep on looking, though. I did, however, find an online presentation about Normande cow milk properties, if anyone is curious: http://www.normandegenetics.com/newsletters/Fall2013/2014%20CINOR%20milk%20quality.pptx

    All of the cheeses come from Gourmet & More, a French import and cheese shop in San Francisco: 141 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415)[masked]

    Thank you again!
    Warm wishes,
    Vero

    October 16, 2014

  • Nancy V.

    We had a wonderfully illustrated history lesson on the region of Normandy France by Miss Cheesemonger, Vero. She led us through the development of the cheeses from the region and threw a couple of ringers in which rounded out the cheese tasting. We started with an interloper - Brie, not really from Normande, and then tasted the Port l'eveque, and Livorot, which I don't think most of us had tasted. Sort of a precursor to our Limburger, but much more delicate, although very aromatic. We then tasted the second interloper - Mimolette which was in great shape. This cheese was even used as cannonballs. If you wiki this one, it has a very interesting history. Our last cheese was the real star - Camembert. Beautiful cheese, in every way that cheese is good.
    If you are interested in tapping into her knowledge you can follow her on a blog she posts at Miss Cheesemonger.com
    Thanks to everyone we had roasted squash, apples, fruit, delicious crackers, bread, wine and two homemade cheeses as well.

    October 16, 2014

  • Colette T.

    The cheese meeting tonight was awesome. Love those soft ripened cheeses. Thank Miss Cheesemonger!

    October 15, 2014

  • Colette T.

    The cheese meeting tonight was awesome. Love those soft ripened cheeses. Thank Miss Cheesemonger!

    October 15, 2014

  • Kathy S.

    Educational, fun evening with delicious cheeses from Northern France! Thank you Vero and Nancy!

    October 15, 2014

  • Kathy L.

    I'm disappointed I have to miss this but my husband's surgery is that day.

    September 30, 2014

  • Cathy D

    Disappointed to miss this meeting but Wed. nights are bad for me. Enjoy!

    September 30, 2014

  • Nancy V.

    Vero shared some additional information for our tasting, she is adding some cheeses!!
    " I think it might be interesting to expand the class topic to "Cheeses of Northern France," so I could include Brie de Nangis (especially to compare with the Camembert) and Mimolette as well. They have young Mimolette on hand. That should allow for some more diversity in the cheeses (5 total), and a little extra bit of history and storytelling. "

    I hope we can 20 people for this meeting, as we are using club funds to pay for the cheese and the presenter. If you haven't made your reservation, please check your calendar and try to join us.
    Nancy

    September 11, 2014

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