Madame Fromage Interviews Kathe Lison
Tenaya Darlington (aka Madame Fromage) caught up with fellow cheesy author Kathe Lison recently. They talked cheese -- French cheese, to be exact, the topic of Lison's new book, The Whole Fromage, and the exciting journey she took in preparation for the book.
The guy who owned one of the places I visited had a shaved head and looked more like a bad-ass member of a heavy metal band than a cheesemaker (I later learned that he hung a dead goat from a traffic light to protest a lack of government help with a livestock disease). While we were talking he was laying bricks for a new fromagerie. When I told him why I’d come, he looked at me as if I must be the stupidest creature on the planet, and then the man helping him held up a brick and said “There’s your fromage!” It wasn’t one of my more stellar research moments, but it certainly was memorable.
Photo by Madame Fromage