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Creating a New Masterpiece for Point Reyes

June 21, 2011

Taken from the Point Reyes Website

So I was given some pretty cool news yesterday.  About a month ago, I entered my name into a contest of sorts to help Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. develop their next great, American cheese.  I sent in my name, information, a couple of writing samples, and left it at that.  Culture Magazine notified me last night that I have been selected to participate!

Starting as a dairy farm back in 1959, Bob Giacomini established Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese in 2000.  At that point, they were making the only farmstead blue cheese in all of California.  They released an Italian-style table cheese (Toma) last year; and they are now looking to add another classic to their portfolio.

Point Reyes will send each of the tasters a couple of packages filled with cheese in order for us to taste and then provide feedback.  I will provide more detail as this develops, but couldn’t contain my excitement.  How cool is it to contribute to the development of a brand new cheese, with such a prominent and important American cheesemaker…

Very excited.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 21, 2011 1:10 pm

    DUDE!!!! This is AWESOME!!!!

    They need to fly you out here, CLEARLY.

    • June 21, 2011 1:15 pm

      Clearly I would take them up on that if need be. All for the love of cheese of course…

  2. June 21, 2011 4:10 pm

    Congratulations Aaron! This is so well deserved – I am excited for you! I’ll look forward to reading more here soon.

  3. June 21, 2011 9:54 pm

    This is super news, Aaron! Congrats! Your passion for cheese is rewarding you!
    You definitely need to come to No Ca to soak in the terroir. I’m here/there in Petaluma for the summer. Come and visit. I’ll take you to the Giacomini’s. They are friends.Take you cheese tasting. Warmly, Mary

  4. June 23, 2011 1:02 am

    Awesome! Here via Genie. Dig it!

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