We had a wonderful event at Magers and Quinn, an independent bookstore in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. We were joined by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl (below, right), a gifted food writer (and four-time Beard Award winner) whose own book on wine, Drink This, happens to be coming out at about the same time as ours. Cheese plus wine is a hell of a pairing. Dara fired a series of questions at us before the crowd chimed in with queries of their own.
The good folks at France 44 (a tremendous cheese, wine, and liquor store in Minneapolis) joined us for the event, and brought along some Pleasant Ridge Reserve (developed in part by master cheesemaker Bob Wills) and aged cheddar from Widmer’s Cheese Cellars in Theresa, WI. Cheesemongers Benjamin Roberts and Song Lee (bottom right) were kind enough to walk our admiring crowd through the cheese they were kind enough to bring.
And since we were on our home turf, we were lucky enough to have a friend of ours, Kate NG Sommers, on hand to shoot the event. Thanks, Kate! If you’re a food fan, Kate’s blog is worth following: It’s called Fork, Knife, and Spoon.