On a new episode of Cutting the Curd, hear from last year and this year’s recipients of the Daphne Zepos Teaching Award. The Daphne Zepos Teaching Award is an annual scholarship awarded to a USA-based cheese professional who uses the funds to travel, learn and further their education on cheese. First, hear from Jess Perrie of Beehive Cheese Company who won the award last year. She recounts her trip to Basque country in Spain and reflects on how it inspired her to try new things in her cheesemaking. Second, hear from Emily Shartin, this year’s award winner. She talks about what it means to win the award and describes her vision for her career in cheese. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.



“We’re definitely thinking of new ideas at BeeHive and there will be a Basque influence for sure.” [12:00]


–Jess Perrie on Cutting the Curd


“There’s more and more cheesemakers popping up around the American west.” [22:00]


–Emily Shartin on Cutting the Curd