Sustainabities is a recurring column that explores everything eating and drinking locally.
Everyone seeks the perfect pairing on Valentine’s Day. For the Lower Merion Conservancy, theirs was husband and wife cheese experts, Richard Morillo and Jamie Png who led their final homesteading event, For the Love of Cheese; An Evening Out with the Experts of Cheese, Wine, and Chocolates.
Rich has been a Cheesemonger at Di Bruno Brothers for five years and spent the evening teaching our thirty-member group how to match cheeses with their wine soulmates. Guests had the opportunity to observe cheese making in action, Jamie Png, Valley Shepherd Creamery Cheesemaker, demonstrated how easy it is to make a lemon cheese, a young cheese which requires no aging and simple ingredients and household items. “You can’t make as many complex or in-depth cheeses as you can find at an artisanal cheese counter at home. But what you can get out of it is a creative outlet. It’s like cooking plus,” said Png.
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