In this episode of Cutting the Curd, host Greg Blais learns about some new and exciting cheese ventures in the Pacific Northwest. Dan Utano, cheesemaker and production manager at Ferndale Farmstead Creamery talks about recreating Italian cheese recipes in Washington State, and Anna Juhl joins in studio to discuss the latest Cheese Journey offering to Oregon State. This program was brought to you by Academie Opus Caseus.

“There’s a lot that can go wrong in cheesemaking. If I was easy everybody would be doing it!” [17:00]

“Whether you’re doing it with your hands or a machine, it’s what you understand about your milk, culture, how you taste, grade, evolve your cheese, that’s what going to define you.” [22:40]

Dan Utano on Cutting the Curd