Let Me Through, I‘m a Cheesemonger
If you will permit me, I will blog. I will write about food, mostly. I will write about cheese, and about cheesemakers and the farms and dairies where cheeses are made. I will write about wine, though mostly of its relationship to cheese. I will collaborate with my friend Cat Silirie on a regular segment that we’ll call, “This Cheese, This Wine.” Once, for exactly a year, I wrote in a notebook...
On John Loomis, Zingerman’s Cheesemaker
John is tall and handsome in a rugged, weathered, bushy eye-browed sort of way, like a slim Lee Marvin in a hairnet. He has a curmudgeonly reputation among the Zingerman’s staff. Paul Saginaw refers to him alternately as Curly Loomis (presumably an ironic Three Stooges reference) or Smiley Loomis (again, presumed irony). I do not notice. Or perhaps my own vaunted curmudgeonliness blinds me to this...