This week on Cutting the Curd, host Greg Blais is wrapping up the series on cheese and art discussion cheese in the visual medium, whether that be in photography or painting. Welcoming guest co-host Cara Warren, Cheese Manager and Buyer at Greene Grape Provisions, to the show as well as Mike Geno and Carol Bobolts. Mike Geno is a fine artist from Philadelphia who specializes in realistic paintings of objects such as cheese, bread, bacon, and other types of food. Carol Bobolts leads the Red Herring Design team to bring a love of food (especially cheese!) to culture and has created award-winning designs for a wide range of clients. Talking to Greg and Cara Warren about how they style cheese in their work, as it turns out both have run into the problem that once you cut into cheese, the cheese is a ticking time bomb in appearance. The group goes on to discuss certain magical mistakes made in the cheese world and how what seems like a mishap can often turn into a great tasting cheese, a beautiful looking cheese, or even an amazing shot of cheese. At the tail end of the show, Greg asks the guests how they translate the taste, smell, and texture of cheese through their particular visual medium. Tune in for a great wrap of the cheese and art series on Cutting the Curd. This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
“Billy Blue” painted by Mike Geno
“There’s absolutely an art to cheese making.” [20:51]
—Carol Bobolt on Cutting the Curd
“We’re actually giving access to cheese through aesthetics.” [25:35]
—Mike Geno on Cutting the Curd