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[23 Oct 2011 | 8 Comments | 3,150 views]
Insider’s Tour of French Cheese Culture

I wrote two blog posts for Whole Food’s Whole Story blog — one on a vineyard tour and tasting, and this one, on our extensive cheese tour in Paris. Click here or the image below to check it out.

Special thanks to Antoine Marsot of Interval Export for planning a wonderful day for us. We are also so grateful to Sebastien, the manager of one of the Paris locations of Beillevaire, for opening the store for us during his lunch break and gracefully letting us taste anything in the store.

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[18 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 2,039 views]
Central Market’s Salute to Cheese

It’s election season and Central Market is creatively branding their October focus on cheese to “melt” in nicely with all the political talk. It’s called “Hail to the Cheese” and the celebration will continue through Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Adam and I were at Central Market North this weekend, and picked up the “Cheese Guide” below to thumb through. Most “marketing material” is the kind of thing I pick up and almost immediately throw away, but this one is a keeper!
It includes suggestions for cheese plates, descriptions of different kinds of cheeses, …

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[5 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 3,697 views]
Antonelli’s: Austin’ Best Artisanal Cheese Shop

I’m thankful for John and Kendall Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop in Hyde Park. Now that Austin has it’s very own artisanal cheese shop, it feels like we can rightly take our place among the cosmopolitan capitals of the U.S.
NYC has Murray’s, Berkeley has the Cheese Board Collective, Ann Arbor has  Zingerman’s Creamery, and Austin has Antonelli’s.

John and Kendall are all about educating themselves and their customers. They regularly teach cheese pairing classes — like the one they did for a Tasty Touring group back in December at Independence Brewery — and …

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[21 Jun 2010 | 15 Comments | 4,346 views]
Make Your Own Mozzarella

It’s tomato season and a great time to experiment with making your own mozzarella. Making your own cheese? I don’t think Adam and I thought we could do it until we attended a seminar on cheese making at home presented by Austin Homebrew and Slow Food Austin earlier this year. Our friend Carla of Austin Urban Gardens made mozzarella from a cheese kit purchased at Austin Homebrew recently and she told us that it was pretty doable.
Once we found Austin Homebrew (it’s moved from Burnet just north of 183 to …

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[22 Dec 2009 | 8 Comments | 3,945 views]
Cheese. Beer. Repeat.

This Saturday, I was one of about 50 lucky people who attended a beer and cheese class taught by Amy Cartwright, co-owner of Independence Brewing Co., and John and Kendall Antonelli, owners of the soon-to-be-open Antonelli’s Cheese shop in Hyde Park.
Full disclosure, I helped plan the event along with Amy and John but since I paid for my own ticket and all, I’m allowed to blog about it, right?!
Below is a photo that Adam took of the setup — five large picnic tables seated ten people at each. It was …

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