Vail’s First Artisanal Cheesemaker; Minturn’s hip new hostel
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Vail’s First Artisanal Cheesemaker; Minturn’s hip new hostel

By John Lehndorff 11/22/2016 at 1:25pm Published in the Holiday 2016 – 2017 issue of Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine Most Eagle residents have washers, snowshoes, storage bins, and Christmas decorations piled in their basements. But not Ann Kurronen. The proprietor of AnnaVail Cheese doesn’t have room for any of that stuff now that she has a … Continue reading

A taste for partial spoilage: Favorite Colorado cheeses
Colorado food / Food and Cooking / Food trends / pie

A taste for partial spoilage: Favorite Colorado cheeses

By JOHN LEHNDORFF (Boulder Weekly) We get excited during October about ales crafted from Colorado hops, barley, yeast and water. Some baker friends pride themselves on making pies using only apples, wheat and honey from within our watershed. Chefs have rightly celebrated our local bounty at farm-to-farm table dinners in Boulder County. It’s ironic that … Continue reading

Cooking with Cheddar from popovers to pimento spread
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Cooking with Cheddar from popovers to pimento spread

    (Il Porcellino The Bacon Sandwich with Cheddar Photo: Kim Long) By JOHN LEHNDORFF (Originally published in Cheese Connoisseur magazine) By JOHN LEHNDORFF Room temperature and naked. That is how Cheddar lovers say they want their favorite aged cheese, perhaps paired with a cracker. Admittedly, a cheese like Montgomery’s Extra Mature Cheddar is a … Continue reading

Transcending tacos: 21st century Mexican cuisine and artisan cheese
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Transcending tacos: 21st century Mexican cuisine and artisan cheese

By JOHN LEHNDORFF (From Cheese Connoisseur magazine, June 2016) Eyeing the choices arrayed under glass at cheesemongers’ shops is our favorite kind virtual travelogue. The trail leads through whole nations of dairy art from French Epoisses and Gorgonzola in Italy to Spanish Manchego and Redhawk Triple Crème from California’s Cowgirl Creamery. We may eye British … Continue reading

Let’s have a serious discussion about the birds & the bees & the cheese
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Let’s have a serious discussion about the birds & the bees & the cheese

By John Lehndorff (This story was originally published in Cheese Connoisseur magazine.) (May 15, 2015) – David Gremmels knew when he and partner Cary Bryant bought Rogue Creamery in 2001 that the Apis mellifera would be as important as the cows in making great cheese. The grazing fields that would become milk needed to be … Continue reading

The whey to travel: Taste 24 cheese-filled hours while visiting Denver
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The whey to travel: Taste 24 cheese-filled hours while visiting Denver

WHERE’S MY CHEESE: DENVER (This feature story originally appeared in the current issue of Cheese Connoisseur Magazine) 24 hours of cheese in Denver A former cowtown blooms into a cultured, fromage-friendly metropolis By John Lehndorff I have a dear friend who calls Manhattan home. We share a passion for all things culinary and anything involving … Continue reading