Tune in for a fun and insightful episode of Cutting the Curd as Greg Blais is joined by friend and cheese expert Max McCalman. Max is a highly visible advocate for artisanal cheese production, and is renowned as one of the cheese world’s living legends for his expertise, insight and passion. Max is a dedicated scholar of cheese, where he acts as consultant to the trade, judges at cheese competitions and is a frequent guest lecturer. He was America’s first restaurant-based Maître Fromager. Max’s work takes him across North America and Europe, speaking at conferences and festivals, and most passionately, to explore the dairies and farms that contribute to artisanal cheese making. Max has been conferred the title of Maître Fromager as designated by France’s Guilde des Fromagers. This program was brought to you by Fairway Market.



“There a lot of people who still look at cheese like it’s an indulgence. I eat cheese like there’s no tomorrow.” [04:00]


“I recommend, if you’re buying cheese, that you buy less and buy often. You don’t stock up – it’s not that kind of experience. Buy it like you buy fish. [29:00]


–Max McCalman on Cutting the Curd