Come be introduced to the wonderful world of cheese, by expert cheesemonger, Kate Arding of Talbott & Arding in Hudson. Kate will walk us through — with tastings! — the families of cheese, to enhance your enjoyment and understanding of varieties of cheese. You will leave armed with the knowledge you need to approach even the most daunting of cheese counters and create a perfect cheese course of your own.
About Kate: Kate Arding is an internationally recognized authority on cheese with over 20 years of experience in the farmhouse cheese industry. Kate’s cheese career began at Neal’s Yard Dairy, London, UK in 1993 where she developed a thorough understanding of what it takes for cheesemakers and retailers to create and sustain profitable businesses. In 1997, Kate was recruited by Cowgirl Creamery & Tomales Bay Foods, the award winning cheese retailer and cheesemaker, to be their Head Cheesemonger and Cheese Buyer at their newly formed company in Marin County, California. In 2008, Kate co-founded the ground-breaking consumer print and online cheese magazine “Culture: The Word on Cheese.” Today, along with Mona Talbott, Kate runs the stellar food enterprise Talbott and Arding Cheese & Provisions in Hudson, NY.