Marcella Interviews Jim Sartori
Marcella the Cheesemonger sat down with Jim Sartori, cofounder of Sargento and current head of Sartori Cheeses for a brief interview. Worth noting: Sartori's BellaVitano Espresso, was just named 'Best Cheese in the World" at the Dairy Innovation Awards.
Spaulding Gray: Was cheese always a passion or did one specific event kindle your passion to follow the family tradition of cheesemaking?
Jim Sartori: The family has been in the cheese business for 75 years starting with my grandfather. Cheesemaking was the heart and soul of our lives growing up. I began working in the factory as a kid and there was never a question about whether I would follow my father into the company. I guess you could say he “ordered” me to do it, but I never thought about doing anything else. Cheese is indigenous to my family; it is who we are and it is what we do.