The State of NYC Cheese, Post-Sandy
In the wake of super-storm Hurricane Sandy, many New York City cheesemakers are still in the dark. Matt Spiegler reports on the Big Apple's state of cheese affairs, and here at culture, we send our well wishes to all those affected by the storm.
Today, while riding around Manhattan on my bike (my day job, located near Astor Place, has been closed as well due to the power outage), I stopped by multiple cheesemongers to see if they were open. As the pictures above show, the story was mostly one of shuttered gates and darkened windows, cheese which had to be emergency-transported to alternate locations or stock spoiled and thrown away. From Saxelby Cheesemongers to Bedford Cheese Shop, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese to Artisanal to Lucy’s Whey, the business of cheese, as with many other businesses, is on hold until the lights come back on.
Photo by Matt Spiegler