Ken Skovron is the owner of Darien Cheese and Fine Foods, based in Darien Connecticut. One of first original cheese stores opened 36 years ago, Darien Cheese and Fine Foods focuses their selection on the heart and soul of cheese making; the artisan cheese maker. In addition to cheese, the shop also offers fine oils and vinegars, chutney, mustards, pasta, olives, teas, oven breads, and much more. Tune in to learn more about the shop, as well as the art of running your own cheese business from an established veteran. This program was sponsored by Academie Opus Caseus.
"I'm not a textbook person, I'm a hands on person . You're not a great cheese maker/bread maker without getting involved with your hands." [6:00]
"You gotta love the product and be willing to do the work." [8:00]
"I didn't get on the counter for a full year, there's alot of behind the scenes work, you need to know how to present it to the customer, know your "lingo" kind of things." [10:00]
"I think the people that are successful [in this industry] have a passion about cheese." [10:30]
--Ken Skovron on Cutting the Curd