American Gold

I had six of them hidden in my luggage under the bed.  Mailed from the US to Germany, these 6 boxes of gold were a secret I would not share. Perhaps ‘boxes of gold’ sounds over-the-top, but they were truly precious. And anyway, the neon orange packet glowed fluorescent when I sprinkled it over the…

Cleanliness and Animals: Quality Cheese at Blue Ledge Farm

What makes ‘Quality Cheese’? This question, if posed to 100 people, would yield 100 unique responses.  Each individual’s conception of quality in cheese is informed their personal history, taste, intersectional identities (gender, skin color, class, etc) and role in the cheese production and consumption process (i.e. cheesemaker, -monger, or eater).  In this blog series, I…

The Maker and the Milk: Quality Cheese at Twig Farm

What makes ‘Quality Cheese’? This question, if posed to 100 people, would yield 100 unique responses.  Each individual’s conception of quality in cheese is informed their personal history, taste, intersectional identities (gender, skin color, class, etc) and role in the cheese production and consumption process (i.e. cheesemaker, -monger, or eater).  In this blog series, I…