Daphne Zepos, Champion of Fine Cheese, Dies at 52
As many of you may know, Daphne Zepos, champion of American (and all) cheese, passed away early last week, leaving family members, friends, and the adoring cheese world behind. The New York Times published this piece in her memory:
Ms. Zepos could wax more poetic still. In describing the sensory pleasures of a given cheese, her husband said on Thursday, she might invoke Homer, Mark Rothko, the soul music of Stax/Volt Records and the pianist Glenn Gould in a single blissful breath.
Last year, Ms. Zepos became an owner of the Cheese School of San Francisco, the country’s only independent institution of learning devoted to cheese.