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Cheese with Chase: Alpine All-Star Cheese


Image of a farm house on an Alpine mountain with a cow and a goat in front

Chase Morgan is one of 6 semi-finalists competing for sponsorship to the 2014 Cheesemonger Invitational. Read his blog post below and don’t forget to vote for your favorite monger!


 

I am in love with Alpine cheese (and you should be too!). I just cannot get enough of these amazing cheeses from the Alps of France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Their unique flavor and complexity never cease to amaze me. Every time I bite into one of these works of art it takes my palate on a savory, buttery, nutty, and sometimes wonderfully stinky journey. A few of my favorites are Beaufort, Vacherin Mont d’Or, Chällerhocker, Scharfe Maxx 365, Heublumen, Comté, Sennerkase, Alta Badia, and Hubaner Emmentaler! So, if your mouth is watering as much as mine, run down to your LOCAL, INDEPENDENT cheese shop and pick up one of these beauties!

And be sure to pick up a dry Riesling or Gewurztraminer to go with! 


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Chase Morgan

Chase grew up in Southern California surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. As an infant, he was adopted into a large family where he enjoyed making great food with his father. After college, he backpacked through Europe for five weeks and became infatuated with European cheeses. Two years ago, with his daughter just months from being born, Chase quit his office job and found part-time work at a local cheese shop. He spent the better part of a year working two jobs to make ends meet until he became a full-time cheesemonger. Since then he has become obsessed with discovering new cheeses, learning the history of different cheeses, providing proper care for cheese, and pairing cheese with drinks … as well as sharing his love with daughter Emmeline, son Chase, and Fiancé Dana. He participated in the CMI in San Francisco this winter and would love the chance to compete again this summer.

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