Masters of Cheese

19 November 2013

Masters Of Cheese Episode 5 Pre-Pack Department

Written by Owen Rumiano, Posted in Masters of Cheese

Masters Of Cheese Episode 5 Pre-Pack Department

The Masters Of Cheese video series highlighting Willows comes to a close with the Pre-Pack department. Pre-Pack was started in the 1950s as a way to package Rumiano Cheese. Eventually, Pre-Pack was used to package third party cheese. Since the department was one of few, it became a co-packer in Northern California for companies without packaging capabilities. Today, Pre-Pack continues to co-pack while packing Rumiano Cheese as well.

04 November 2013

Masters Of Cheese Episode 4

Written by Owen Rumiano, Posted in Masters of Cheese

Slicing Department

Masters Of Cheese Episode 4

After patiently waiting, we've finally returned with another episode of the Masters Of Cheese! In this episode, we're covering the newest department of the Willows Rumiano Cheese factory. Slicing is a state of the art department that is at the forefront of co-packing and slicing in California and the West Coast. Check out the latest video and get a small inside look at the slicing department!

15 July 2013

Masters of Cheese Episode 2

Written by Owen Rumiano, Posted in Masters of Cheese

Smoked Mozzarella

Masters of Cheese Episode 2

We've talked about Smoked Mozzarella many times in this blog. It is, afterall, one of our favorites! Instead of reading about the smoking process, why not watch a walkthrough of the entire process?

 

 

17 May 2013

Masters of Cheese

Written by Owen Rumiano, Posted in Masters of Cheese

Dry Jack -- Episode 1

Masters of Cheese

Have you ever wondered how our Dry Jack is prepared, or what the brown rind is made of? Maybe you're curious to see the basement -- it aged cheese while being a government designated nuclear shelter during the Cold War! Our latest -- and first -- episode of "Masters of Cheese" is introducing the classic aged cheese that we've been making for almost a century. 

09 May 2013

Masters of Cheese Video Series - Introduction

Written by Owen Rumiano, Posted in Masters of Cheese

An Introduction

Masters of Cheese Video Series - Introduction

As we teased last week, we've got some great things in store for the Rumiano Cheese Blog. Today, we are announcing the "Masters of Cheese" video series. You've read our interviews with cheese-buyers/mongers from across the states. We started the series in attempts to bring transparent and educational information to our readers, and with the new "Masters of Cheese Video Series" we hope to bring more insider information on everything from the cheese-making process to retail marketing and how it's packaged.

 

25 April 2013

Master of Cheese Video Series

Written by Owen Rumiano, Posted in Masters of Cheese, Company News

Behind the scenes with the Master of Cheese

Master of Cheese Video Series

We've got some big things in store for the RCB (Rumiano Cheese Blog) in the next couple of months. The "Master of Cheese" video series will introduce some new faces, and answer your questions! This will be the first video series we've produced for the RCB and we're extremely excited to show you all. 

29 January 2013

Masters of Cheese Highlight: Nicole Van Bebber

Written by Owen Rumiano, Posted in Masters of Cheese

Real Food Co. San Francisco

Masters of Cheese Highlight: Nicole Van Bebber

Nicole van Bebber is our newest "Master of Cheese" for this week's blog post! After we met at a local food show here in San Francisco, Nicole was kind enough to offer her knowledge for an interview. This "newbie" sure knows her stuff! Check out what she had to say:

15 January 2013

Masters of Cheese Highlight: Gordon Edgar

Written by Owen Rumiano, Posted in Masters of Cheese

Rainbow Grocery San Francisco

Masters of Cheese Highlight: Gordon Edgar

And we're back! We've got the Masters of Cheese blog series back for another interview with Gordon Edgar from Rainbow Grocery Coop in San Francisco. This established cheese-buyer and all around cheese fan has a published book, as well as years of cheese-mongoring experience.

RCC: What is your background? How long have you been in the cheese business?

GE: I grew up in the Bay Area and have been the cheese buyer at Rainbow Grocery Cooperative in San Francisco since 1994. My cheesy memoir, Cheesemonger: a Life on the Wedge, was published in 2010 by Chelsea Green


RCC: When buying cheese, what are the most important aspects that you look for?

GE: First, does it taste good? A great story means nothing if no one wants to eat the finished product. Second, is care taken in the shipping/packaging? There's no use making great cheese if it doesn't make it to the store in good shape. Third, does it fill a niche or is it an udgrade on a cheese we already have? Fourth, OK you can tell me your story now.

13 November 2012

Masters of Cheese Highlight: Chris Edson

Posted in Masters of Cheese

Oryana Natural Food Co-Op

Masters of Cheese Highlight:  Chris Edson

Rumiano Cheese Company is excited to announce the launch of our latest interview series, Masters of Cheese. In this series, we interviewed cheese buyers from a variety of markets across the country.  Who better to ask for advice about cheese than the experts themselves.  We hope you enjoy this series and invite you to let us know what you've learned about cheese that you might not have known before.  

In this interview we talk to Chris Edson of the Oryana Natural Food Co-op in Traverse City, Michigan.

Enjoy!

 

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