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Culpeper Times • August 2-8, 2018
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Culpeper Times Editor Jeff Say talks with Jim Stange, of Pittsburgh, while wrapping cheese at the American Cheese Society's annual convention July 26.
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I’m a hands on learner. That’s why, when Jeffery Mitchell said to me at the American Cheese Festival Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., “put on a hair net, grab an apron, go wash your hands, we’ll put on a line,” I immediately jumped at the chance. I traveled five hours for two reasons - to watch Mitchell run the show at the American Cheese Festival and to visit family and go to a Pirate game. It was highly unlikely anyone was going to hand me a glove and tell me to go play right field for the Pirates, so this was the next best opportunity. In a cooler behind Mitchell sat 10,000 pounds of cheese. Camembert, cheddar, provolone and everything in between. All American made, with many of the cheesemakers just two floors above us, this was an opportunity to sample a taste of the
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U.S. without having to travel to every state. To set the scene, the ACS convention was like nothing I have ever experienced. Sure, I’ve been to plenty of industry meetings over the years - fishing, hunting, journalism, health care - but each one seemed stodgy and very technical. Most attendees at those conventions were forced to be there and while educational - none of them showed the passion and the enthusiasm the “cheese family” did. The minute I walked into the David A. Lawrence Convention Center, I was greeted by friendly faces. “Oh, you’re here to do a story on cheese, try this one!” One friendly cheesemonger said as she grabbed me as I asked for directions to the media table. Once there, I was able to listen to American Cheese Society President John Antonelli talk about the mission - to raise the awareness of American cheese. It’s not just that stuff that comes wrapped in cellophane and looks like an Oompa Loompa from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. American cheese is the product of hard work, taken from grass-fed cows, aged with unique American ingredients and served
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