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curdcast is an entertaining look at cheese and pairings, brought to you by the people make curdbox, the monthly subscription box of artisanal cheeses creatively paired and ready to plate. Each episode brings you behind the scenes of a different cheese and pairing story, with maker interviews, witty banter and cheesy fun. A perfect listen for cheese lovers and foodies alike.

curdcast is an entertaining look at cheese and pairings, brought to you by the people make curdbox, the monthly subscription box of artisanal cheeses creatively paired and ready to plate. Each episode brings you behind the scenes of a different cheese and pairing story, with maker interviews, witty banter and cheesy fun. A perfect listen for cheese lovers and foodies alike.
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curdcast is an entertaining look at cheese and pairings, brought to you by the people make curdbox, the monthly subscription box of artisanal cheeses creatively paired and ready to plate. Each episode brings you behind the scenes of a different cheese and pairing story, with maker interviews, witty banter and cheesy fun. A perfect listen for cheese lovers and foodies alike.

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@curdbox

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English

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617-879-0565


Episodes

YES WAY ROSÉ - September 2019

9/17/2019
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Time for another cheese box. This time with Jenn and special guest Lydia from The Urban Grape, an award winning wine shop in Boston! Listen in as they munch through the "YES WAY ROSE" collection in the September curdbox. And as an added bonus this month, we're also sharing some Rosé wines to pair with the box. Cheeses in this podcast include Hay Flower Rebel by Käserebellen, Clover Blossom Honey Goat Cheese by Vermont Creamery, and Pave D’affinois by Guilloteau. Rounding out this cheese...

Duration:00:32:06

PIZZA PARTY - August 2019

8/19/2019
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Time for another cheese box with Jenn and Julie. Listen in as they munch through the "PIZZA PARTY" collection in the August curdbox. Cheeses in this podcast include Piave Vecchio, Pecorino Toscano Stagionato, and Fontina Val D’Aosta. The pairings are reminiscent of some favorite pizza toppings and include Tomato Jam by Blake Hill Preserves, Sundried Tomato and Olive Tapenade by Sutter Buttes, and Sliced Pepperoni from Daniele Foods. Enjoy your grown up pizza party! This is the podcast for...

Duration:00:44:41

BACKYARD BBQ - July 2019

7/17/2019
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Time for another cheese box with Jenn and Julie. Listen in as they munch through the "BACKYARD BBQ" collection in the July curdbox. This month's box features 3 cheddar cheeses: Extra Aged Cheddar by Facerock Creamery, Roelli Haus Select by Roelli Cheese Haus, and Appletree Smoked Cheddar by Cow’s Creamery. Paired up are these tasty treats: Smoked BBQ flavor roasted corn from Love Corn, spicy Calabrese Sliced Salami by Olli Salumeria, and Piccalilli Resish with Habanero from The Good Jar.

Duration:00:42:23

HERE COMES THE SUN - June 2019

6/19/2019
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Time for another cheese box with Jenn and Julie. Listen in as they munch through the "HERE COMES THE SUN" collection in the June curdbox. Cheeses in this podcast include two amazing Beemster goudas and an award winning, cheddar from Milton Creamery. The pairings are bright and cheery featuring Hot Cobb jam by Friends in Cheeses, sunshiny pineapples by Dardiman’s California, and sun-popped popcorn by Bjorn Qorn. This is the podcast for people who like to eat cheese. If you'd like to "eat...

Duration:00:34:42

SWEET AND SPICY - MAY 2019

5/15/2019
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Listen in as Jenn and Co-host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer dive into the tangy May Curdbox. Whether you like things spicy or sweet, this box has something for everyone. Learn how parings and great examples of cheese, can make you think differently about what you put on your next cheese plate. Julie and Jenn try cheeses from Green Dirt Farm, Marieke Gouda and Shelburne Farms and then play with the pairings from The Matzo Project, Sante Nuts, and Maui Fruit Jewels. This is the podcast for people...

Duration:00:38:01

VERMONT IN THE RAW - April 2019

4/16/2019
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Listen in as Jenn and Guest co-host (and husband) Matt Mason celebrate Raw Cheese Month as the nibble through the "VERMONT IN THE RAW" collection in the April Curdbox. Matt steps in to mix things up but can he compare to Julie's witty banter and insightful cheese queries? Jenn mentions her recent visit to Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Podcast (Curdcast's regular cohost) "Adventures in Arting" and their talk about The Art of Pairing. Matt and Jenn crack open a local hard cider Prospect's Paradise...

Duration:00:37:40

SHEEPISH - March 2019

3/19/2019
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Time for another cheese box with Jenn and Julie. Listen in as they munch through the "SHEEPISH" selection in the March curdbox. We’re featuring 3 sheep’s milk cheeses, and teaching you a little bit about age, through your tastebuds. Our two manchegos by Quesos Cristo Del Prado are prime examples of what age does to a cheese! One is aged for just 4 months and the other for 18. Our third sheep's milk cheese, made by Lactalis in southern France beautifully contrasts the Spanish Manchegos....

Duration:00:38:40

BRUNCH - February 2019

3/15/2019
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Time for another cheese box with Jenn and Julie. Listen in as they munch through the "BRUNCH" collection in the February curdbox. Cheeses in this podcast include Milton Creamery’s Prairie Breeze Cheddar (well-aged and creamy sharp) and two cheeses from Vermont Creamery, the Everything Goat Cheese (yep, like the bagel) and St. Albans (soft and bloomy-rinded). Pairings include Sea Salt Bagel Chips by Spielman Bagels, Lush Nuts’ Espresso Peanuts, and Side Hill Farm’s Strawberry Rhubarb Jam....

Duration:00:38:09

Finding Synergy in Music, Cheese, and Aaron Sorkin

3/15/2019
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Listen in as Podcast master Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder and The West Wing Weekly) and curdbox founder Jenn Mason discuss big ideas, storytelling and a little cheese. Learn about how Hrishikesh and Joshua Malina (The West Wing, Scandal, Sports Night and so much more) conceived of The West Wing Weekly Podcast, what Hrishikesh's dream reaction is to each Song Exploder episode and how curdbox is poised to make people feel like geniuses through cheese. It's a lot to cover but grab your...

Duration:00:44:26

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE - January 2019

2/18/2019
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Happy New Year! Listen as Jenn and Julie nosh through "The Hills are Alive" collection in the January curdbox. Cheeses in this podcast include Rupert from Consider Bardwell Farm, Sennerkäse from Arturo Chiriboga, and Comté from Rivoire-Jacquemin. The pairings in this podcast include the super fun Dill Pickle Chip from Rt. 11, French Onion with Rosemary Jam from Blake Hill Preserves and Sweet and Tangy Mustard from East Shore Specialty Foods. This is the podcast for people who like to eat...

Duration:00:30:43

HONEYHONEYHONEY - December 2018

1/15/2019
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It's curdbox time with Jenn and Julie. Listen to the gooey madness in the "HONEY, HONEY, HONEY" themed December curdbox. Cheeses in this podcast include Lillé Goat Chevré from Epicure, San Joaquin Gold from Fiscalini, and Vault 5 from Cabot and The Cellars at Jasper Hills. The pairings in this podcast showcase are sweet and spicy as well as chewy and crunchy—try Brewer's Crackers Honey Graham, Droga's Money On Honey, and Mike's Hot Honey. This is the podcast for people who like to eat...

Duration:00:31:38

ENTERTAINING FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Winter 2018

1/1/2019
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Co-hosts Jenn and Julie dive into the perfect cheese plate for the holidays made from the "ENTERTAINING FOR THE HOLIDAYS" Special Peapod Edition of curdbox. Cheese in this podcast include: Blythdale Brie Buttons, EmmiRoth Grand Cru Reserve Organic, and Rupert from Consider Bardwell Farm. The coordinating pairings include Crystal's Raw Honey's Wildflower honey, Effie's Oatcakes, and Potlicker Kitchen's Spiced Red Wine Jelly. This is the podcast for people who like to eat cheese. IF you'd like...

Duration:00:35:12

FALL INTO CHEESE - November 2018

12/17/2018
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Time for another cheese box with Jenn and Julie. Listen in as they munch through the "FALL INTO CHEESE" collection in the November curdbox. Cheeses in this podcast include Marieke Golden from Marieke Gouda, Kaltbach Le Cremeux from Emmi Switzerland Cheese, and SARL Joseph Paccard's Raclette Fermier de Savoie. The pairings in this podcast showcase the fun side of fall with Maple Sugar and Sea Salt pumpkin seeds from SuperSeedz, Sweet Chili Bacon Jam from TBJ, and Everything and More Crackers...

Duration:00:32:38

VAMPIRE REPELLANT - October 2018

11/19/2018
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Jenn and Julie go for the garlic while chatting and devouring the "VAMPIRE REPELLANT" delights in the October curdbox. Cheeses include Prairie Sunset and Roth Private Reserve from EmmiRoth Cheese, and Face Rock Creamery's garlicky Vampire Slayer. The pairings represent the sweet, mellow and spicy sides of garlic with Oloves Basil and Garlic Olives, Seasoned Pretzels from East Shore Specialty Foods and Santé Garlic Almonds. This is the podcast for people who like to eat cheese. If you'd like...

Duration:00:36:51

HOLD MY BEER - September 2018

10/15/2018
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In the third episode of curdcast, Jenn and Julie discuss the "HOLD MY BEER" contents of the July curdbox, featuring cheese from Fiscalini Farmstead Creamery, Somerdale Cheese, and Milchmanufaktur. Pairings are from Potlicker Kitchen, Brewer's Crackers and Anette's Chocolates. Find out how even non-beer drinkers can find pairing magic with pairing our hoppy friend. If you love cheese and are interested in pairing them unique pairings, this podcast is sure to delight. If you'd like to "eat...

Duration:00:45:27

SALT AND PEPPAH HERE - August 2018

9/18/2018
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The podcast for people who like to eat cheese. Jenn and Julie chat about the delights of enjoying the power couple pairing "Salt and Pepper" in the August curdbox, featuring cheese from Beehive Cheese, Cypress Grove, and Consider Bardwell Farm. Pairings include the delicious offerings from Lush Nuts, RT 11 Potato Chips, and Friend in Cheese Jam Co. If you love cheese and are interested in pairing them unique pairings, this podcast is sure to delight. If you'd like to "eat along" get your own...

Duration:00:44:26

SMOKIN' - July 2018

8/15/2018
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In the inaugural episode of curdcast, Jenn and Julie discuss the "SMOKIN" contents of the July curdbox, featuring cheese from Shelburne Farms, Cobb Hill and Spring Brook Farm. Pairings are from Potlicker Kitchen, New England Charcuterie, and Runamok Maple.

Duration:00:52:47