Monday, January 9, 2012

Last Hoop House Harvest of 2011

The title just about says it all. I harvested the last of the crops from the hoop house with the exception of the kale which is still looking good today January 9th.

Roquefort -- Making the King of Cheese

I was so glad to discover this video today it brought back some very pleasant memories of my visit to Roguefort with my friend Pru in February of 2010. We had a guided tour of the caves and of course a visit to the cheese and gift shop and a chance to sample the wares. In the photo below that's Pru walking down the street to the left of the trompe l'oeil mural. Our tour didn't include the cheese making process as you will see from the video the cheese is made in a different location and transferred to the caves when it is ready to be aged. The video begins with very interesting vintage black and white footages from the early 20th century then moves into the more modern mechanized methods used today. I remember from our cave tour being amazed at the relative short period required to produce the king of the cheeses, I always had the idea that it was likely aged for years. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

A visit to the town of Roquefort and a tour of the cheese caves unfortunately no photos allowed inside. We did get to sample the wares though.