Sid Cook: The Reigning Whiz of Artisanal Cheese
The Wall Street Journal takes a closer look at Carr Valley's Sid Cook and his Cocoa Cardona:
Wisconsin artisanal cheesemaker Sid Cook got the idea for one of his signature creations, a cocoa-dusted ripened goat cheese called Cocoa Cardona, from a favorite makeshift meal.
"When you work in a plant 14, 16 hours a day, you get pretty hungry," said Mr. Cook, owner of Carr Valley Cheese Company, speaking this fall at a company outlet store in Sauk City, Wis. "You gotta have a quick lunch, and you use what's available. So for lunch a lot of times I would just make a sandwich with slices of Swiss cheese and a Hershey bar in the middle."
Cocoa Cardona, also laced with black pepper, is one of several prize-winning cheeses created by Mr. Cook, a 59-year-old Wisconsin native and fourth generation cheesemaker.
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Photo byCarl Corey for The Wall Street Journal