2009

  1. Posted on September 24, 2009

    Today Alemar’s Bent River cheese was featured on Cities 97 Morning Show. I’d like to thank BT and the rest of the morning show, and of course the”Cheese Goddess” Elle-Tee. It was great fun. We’ve received a few great mentions recently… First a surprise feature on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live (about 3 minutes into the video); Then, a great feature by fellow blogger… Read More »

  2. Posted on September 17, 2009

    By complete surprise, Alemar’s Bent River cheese was featured on Twin Cities Live today. About 3:00 into the “Top Picks” section.

  3. Posted on September 15, 2009

    This is the view from Craig’s deck looking West from Stryker Sonoma. The treeline in the mid-horizon is the Russian River, with the Coast Range in the background. One could get used to it. What a great weekend. I ate amazingly well–highlights include dinner at Diavola (real Napolitano pizza from a wood-fired oven), lunch at Willi’s in Healdsburg (outstanding seafood–tuna… Read More »

  4. Posted on September 15, 2009

    I spent a memorable Saturday afternoon in the upper Napa Valley with my good friends, Chris Dearden and Rob Hunter. Due to occupational and familial duties, they were unable to make it to Stryker, so, with no small sense of satisfaction, I tooled off to St. Helena in the Stryker S-10 (feeling slightly cool because I might be mistaken for a local) to see… Read More »

  5. Posted on September 3, 2009

    Due to my good fortune in the friend department, I’m on my way to Sonoma County. Craig MacDonald, General Manager & Partner at Stryker Sonoma, made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Said offer entailed a free airplane ride and a bed for the weekend. And, let’s not forget, the wine closet, a beautiful, double wide unit stocked with an… Read More »

  6. Posted on August 26, 2009

    With some degree of shock I look at this blog and realize it’s been a month since I posted anything. Lots has happened, so I guess it’s time to catch up. Sales have continued to blossom. We are on the shelf at Surdyk’s, The Wedge Co-op, Premier Cheese, The Craftsman and Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis. We are also available at… Read More »

  7. Posted on July 24, 2009

    The past few days have brought about, I think, the fourth stage of Alemar Cheese. Stage one was the idea that popped into my head in the last days of 2007, and began to increasingly occupy my thoughts, that it was time to strike out on my own again. If I haven’t confessed it yet, I’ll gladly do it now.… Read More »

  8. Posted on July 17, 2009

    Well, at least it appears that the waiting is over. And forgive my lack of posts, but anything prior to this would have been equal measures optimism and anxiety. Not pleasant reading. This past Sunday, I had a half-size wheel of cheese, produced on June 17th, that had sufficiently ripened for tasting. At a small gathering of friends, I unwrapped… Read More »

  9. Posted on June 26, 2009

    Tom Petty, I couldn’t agree more. I know I’ve got a streak of impatience, so waiting and wondering how a batch will turn out has occasionally gotten the better of me. Things appear to be correct, but there are lots of variables that I have to track to know what, in retrospect, I’ve done right or wrong. The most important… Read More »

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