The Woman Who Brought Cheese to Chicago
During the 90's, Sofia Solomon noticed a void in the market for quality cheese. Soon after, she began crafting specialty cheese plates for chefs using both imported and local selections. Solomon is considered largely responsible for bringing quality cheese and other delicacies to the Chicago area. Today, she’s even got a cheese named after her!
"Sofia is a quiet resource; you don't see much of her. But she's very much out there," says Judith Dunbar Hines, formerly the city's director of culinary arts and events. "And, for years, she is the person to call about cheese."