This week on Cutting the Curd, Anne is joined by cheesemonger Diana Pitett and author Kara Newman on a monastic themed episode. The girls discuss the history surrounding cheese, spirits and monasteries. Tune in to learn more about The St Benedict Rule, feeding Chartreuse to cows, and how certain cheeses were washed with spirits. This episode was brought to you by The Barterhouse. For more information on their wines visit