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Before I discovered my cheese
muse, I was an engineer. I designed embedded software, a field so arcane
that I could talk shop with only about fifty people on earth. Cheesemaking
started as a hobby: friend and neighbor
offered me the goat's milk that his children wouldn't drink. I started
out making a simple fresh cheese, got bored after the third batch, and began
experimenting with ripened cheeses.
When David began milking a Jersey
cow, I found that I couldn't keep up with the supply of milk. So I began
skimming the cream and making cream cheese, and eventually butter.
A few years later, I founded
Egg Farm Dairy, where I developed a dozen different cheeses, ice creams,
and "reinvented" butter.
In June of 2000, I left EFD to
organize the Grasslands Cheese Consortium.
I live in Westchester County,
in New York's Hudson Valley, in an old historic farmhouse...
...with my family:
a dancer, choreographer, modern & ballet teacher, cheesewife, and
mother of three:
age 14, artist, professor of
literature, actress, dancer, and future pastry chef and/or research biochemist,
age 11, musician, master meccano
engineer, and pet expert
age 9, who is the strong, silent
type, probably the wisest of all of us!
Formerly an avid food hobbyist,
I still manage to cook a few meals each week.
My favorite hobby is
baking with the kids
on Saturday morning, while Mom sleeps late, which she deserves more than
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