Author: cheesepeterson

CRACKER SNATCHER

And now here is the sixth entry in a feature called “Cheese’s Hidden Gems”. These are profiles of cheeses I personally consider to be special because each of them offer a thrilling and unique experience, if you can find them! This is one of cheeses you can really only enjoy with your eyes, as it […]

LEVI’S 501 CHEESE

Here is the fifth entry in a feature called “Cheese’s Hidden Gems”. These are profiles of cheeses I personally consider to be special because each of them offer a thrilling and unique experience, if you can find them! Though I wouldn’t give the cheese itself high marks for flavor, it was the kind of cheese […]

FARMER TIRED JIM’S TIRED FARMER CHEESE

The fourth entry in a feature called “Cheese’s Hidden Gems”. These are profiles of cheeses I personally consider to be special because each of them offer a thrilling and unique experience, if you can find them! This was easily the most dangerous assignment I have ever given myself, but it was worth it. Enjoy (and […]

Cheese Peterson’s Utimate Cheese Guide

WArning: this post contains vulgarity Throughout my years of working behind the counters of some of the most renowned cheese shops in the United States, I’ve accrued quite a bit of exclusive knowledge. I can tell you things like what kind of fruit goes with what cheese, which cheeses go best with wine, which cheese […]

Pre-Order CHEESE ON CHEESE Now!

My new book, Cheese on Cheese, is available next month! It’s part memoir, part cheese guide, part juicy cheese industry tell-all. It features stories you won’t hear anywhere else, about people you’ve never met! Plus, all twelve of my Classic Cheese Profiles in one place. Pre-Order your copy today! And don’t forget to follow me […]

Book Review No. 1

A CHEESE LIFE by Gary Pizzoli The following is my review of Gary Pizzoli’s new memoir, A Cheese Life. You may remember Gary as the cheese shop owner I met in clown school, the one who helped me get a job at Helen’s but then wouldn’t hire me at his place which was better and […]

BRIE DE DEBRIS

The third entry in a feature called “Cheese’s Hidden Gems”. These are profiles of cheeses I personally consider to be special because each of them offer a thrilling and unique experience, if you can find them! Brie De Debris is perhaps the most memorable cheese I’ve ever had, as in it’s been six years and […]

CHAMBERLOURD CHEDDAR

The second entry in a feature called “Cheese’s Hidden Gems”. These are profiles of cheeses I personally consider to be special because each of them offer a thrilling and unique experience, if you can find them! Chamberlourd Cheddar was my favorite cheese of the year in 2014, according to a notepad I found cleaning out […]

FEASTLY’S BOUNTIFUL WEDGE

This will be the first entry in a feature I call “Cheese’s Hidden Gems”. These will be profiles of cheeses I personally consider to be special because each of them offer a thrilling and unique experience, if you can find them! My first profile is about Feastly’s, which in my opinion has never gotten its […]

Origin Story Pt. 3

Okay, if there are THREE distinct eras in my life, they are most certainly My life before I worked at Helen’s My Post-Helen’s Purgatory in Blessed, TX Austin and beyond Austin, TX was very kind to me. Possibly too kind. My first week there, I was out cruising the main strip and walked into a […]