Photo credit: Ben Gebo
It started as a dream.
Just a few rapscallions and renegades sitting around drinking and talking, when one of them feels the divine touch descend through parting clouds in the sky, blurting out “we need to do a cheese issue”. And then all was quiet.
Until it wasn’t anymore. Instead, a humming bee hive of cheese-related tomfoolery was born, the result of which now sits in your fanatical fromage-loving hands just in time for National Cheese Lovers Day (Monday 1/20).
Inside, you’ll find everything from cheese fiction (it’s a thing), to a roundup of all manner of cheesy music, to profile face-offs between two cheesemonger-ninjas doubling as a tutorial in the cheese arts. We even featured the cheeses to pair with a selection of local brews, and hell, even film and cheese pairings.
And for absolutely no clear, definable, or logical reason, we decided to cover actor and comedian David Koechner of Anchorman fame in cheese and take pictures of him for the cover. While we were at it, we asked him a bunch of questions and played some word association games. Amazingly, “say cheese!” was never uttered once the whole time, even ironically.
Come to think of it, there was so much incredible content this issue, that the physical boundaries were pushed to their limits (and we all know how uncomfortable life can be when ones innards are impacted with too much cheese).
It’s an overload of cheese.
Just like this letter.