In the past few months, gjetost has been popping up on my radar. First in Bon Appétit. Andrew Knowlton, the author of The Foodist column, opened up his pantry to readers and Ski Queen made the list. Then I saw it in the spring issue of culture — a sweet little piece entitled “Grandmother’s Choice.” And then gjetost crossed my path in a few food blogs.
My love of cheese began with my childhood in Vermont. Later it was fueled by the discovery of squeaky cheese curds while I was at Beloit College in Wisconsin — who knew orange, fried cheese morsels could be so delicious? And most recently my love of cheese was cemented while I was living in Chicago working at the Green City Farmers Market selling Potter’s Crackers. Cheese and I have a history together and I couldn’t be happier than to be involved with culture as an editorial web intern.
I’m living in Boston now working towards my M.A. in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College and looking forward to combining my interest in artisan cheese with magazine publishing. I must admit I’ve never made my own cheese — although trying my hand at a fresh ricotta is on my list — but I did study abroad in Mongolia where I milked a camel, goat, sheep, horse, yak, and cow, so I hope that gives me some clout in the dairy world.