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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

Language:

English

Contact:

617-879-0565


Episodes

IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME - January 2022

1/18/2022
We’re thrilled to be back cohosting this podcast with Food Network Star Michele Ragussis! Chef Michele comes from Greek heritage, so we just knew we wanted to make a Greek box, and so behold: It’s All Greek To Me! In this podcast, you’ll hear Jenn, Julie, and Michele taste their way through three Greek cheeses: buttery Manouri by Byzantino, authenic Kasseri, and Mt. Vikos barrel-aged feta. Pairing up, we have Greek Green Olive spread from Divina*, Pita Chips from Brewer’s Crackers, and Fig...

Duration:00:42:10

AMERICAN BEAUTIES - January 2022 curdboxFLEX

1/5/2022
It’s a new year, and a totally new line of curdboxes! This January we are debuting our first gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian line of curdboxes called curdboxFLEX! Our inaugural box is American Beauties, a scrumptious line of gorgeous American cheeses and treats. In this podcast, you’ll hear Jenn and Julie taste their way through Prairie Breeze by Milton Creamery, Toma by Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., and Seascape by Central Coast Creamery. Pairing up, we have Classic Popcorn from...

Duration:00:37:58

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - December 2021

12/15/2021
This December, we’re rounding out the year with Home for the Holidays. Our December box is always a little bit extra, and this year is no different: we have three delicious cheeses with all sweet and festive pairings. In this podcast, you’ll hear Jenn and Julie taste their way through LaClare Family Creamery’s Goat Cheddar, Meadow Creek Dairy’s Appalachian, and the new Whitney from Jasper Hill. Pairing up, we have the Cardamom Crisp Cookies from Unna Bakery, Michigan Cherry Spread from...

Duration:00:49:13

UMAMI BOMB - November 2021

11/17/2021
Feel that chill in the air? It’s that time of year when we want to get cozy and so turn to those deeply savory foods to satisfy us. In short, it’s for an Umami Bomb. We’ve got three cheeses and three pairings to harmonize all on the note of umami—that elusive savoriness that makes food feel full in the mouth. This month we have Highlander from Jasper Hill, Raclette with Porcini from Franz Renggli, and Caciotta al Tartufo by Giuseppe. To pair up, we have Teriyaki Tomato Jerky by Bella Sun...

Duration:00:41:38

FRIGHT FESTO - October 2021

10/19/2021
October is here and Halloween is just a short week and a half away, which means we get to put together our year’s spookiest box—Fright Festo! We went in on all orange cheeses—The Robin from Deer Creek, Harvest Moon from 5 Spoke Creamery, and Shropshire Blue from Cropwell Bishop. To pair up, a nearly black charcoal cracker from the Fine Cheese Company, White Pumpkin and Almond Murabba from Le Bon Magot, and Salted Almond Chocolate from Taza. If you'd like to "eat along", subscribe to your own...

Duration:00:29:57

WARNER'S WONDERS - September 2021

9/14/2021
We’re busting into fall with a total banger: Warner’s Wonders. This box was a collaboration with Food Network Star Justin Warner (@EatFellowHumans), who wanted some unusual (dare we say, outside the box) cheeses and pairings. What we have are three totally different cheeses and three totally different pairings that come together in a totally delicious box. In this podcast, you’ll hear Jenn, Julie, and Justin nosh through the Ocooch Mountain Cheese from Hidden Springs Creamery, Humboldt Fog...

Duration:01:05:51

GOING NUTS - August 2021

8/17/2021
August is here, and we’re madly trying to fit in all of the summer in the last few weeks before fall arrives—a fruitless endeavor that has us a little nutty, all the more perfect for our Going Nuts curdbox. In this podcast, you’ll hear Jenn and Julie nosh through three nutty cheeses: Bandage Wrapped Cheddar by Fiscalini Farmstead, 36-month Gouda by Artikaas, and Tres Leches by La Gruta del Sol. To pair, they're eating the Gilded Nut’s Original Blend pistachios, The Casa Market’s Guava Past...

Duration:00:31:39

RED WINE AND BLUE - July 2021

7/21/2021
It’s July, and even though our box isn’t exactly timely for our national Independence Day, we still wanted to get in on the fun, so we’re here with our Red Wine and Blue box. In this podcast, you’ll hear Jenn and Julie chow down on Ewenique by Central Coast Creamery, Moody Blue by Roth Cheese, and Brillo Pecorino Divino by Il Forteto (Note: due to a last minute cheese swap, the actual cheese in the box was another red wine soaked Italian cheese: Ubriaco del Piave by Moro Formaggi). To pair,...

Duration:00:29:22

THE NEW ENGLANDAH – June 2021

6/15/2021
It’s June, which means it’s finally summah in New England! If you’re wondering why we’re all of a sudden speaking with a Boston accent, well, it’s because we collaborated with Food Network Star Michele Ragussis for this month for our New Englandah box. Michele is a born-and-bred New Englander herself, and is known for spreading the love for the food from this small region of the country, so, we have all New England products in this month box. In this podcast, you’ll hear Jenn, Julie, and...

Duration:00:44:38

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' - May 2021

5/18/2021
It’s May, and we have another special collaboration queued up for our California Dreamin’ box—we curated the box to pair with wines from Napa Cellars (@napacellarswine)! This month, we have brought you three cheeses and three pairings from California and that go with the Napa Cellars’ Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. In this podcast, you’ll hear Jenn and Julie chow down on Toma by the Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., Carmody by Bellwether Farms, and Dry Jack by Vella Cheese Co., along...

Duration:00:28:59

#SANDWICHGOALS - April 2021

4/20/2021
It’s April, which is National Grilled Cheese Month, so we thought—hey, let’s co-curate the box with MacKenzie Smith of @GrilledCheeseSocial! If you don’t know @GrilledCheeseSocial, it’s basically an online ode to all things melted cheese, including, of course, grilled cheese! This month, we and MacKenzie have brought you three cheeses and three pairings that work as a cheeseboard or double as droolworthy grilled cheese sandwiches. In this podcast, you’ll hear Jenn, Julie, and MacKenzie chow...

Duration:00:48:42

Behind the Scenes: Picking a Theme

3/18/2021
In this bonus behind-the-scenes episode, curdbox founder Jenn Mason talks with curdbox's Director of Experience Erica Reisman about how they curate the boxes. Ever wonder what makes the cut, or how we think of these themes? Tune in to learn all about our creative process.

Duration:00:20:40

SUGAR MAMA - March 2021

3/16/2021
It’s the month of March, which means the arrival of spring, but also that it’s Women’s History month. As a woman-founded, -owned, and -operated business ourselves, we wanted to take this month to feature other women producers and business owners—some sugar mamas for our Sugar Mama box. In this episode, you’ll hear Jenn and Julie mow through the Honey Chèvre from Vermont Creamery, Marieke Gouda’s raw milk gouda, and Hook’s 3-Year Cheddar from Hook’s Cheese Co. To pair up, we have the...

Duration:00:36:58

LITTLE ITALY - February 2021

2/16/2021
Oy, it’s the middle of winter and we need some of that comfort food right about now. Something like...Italian! This month our Little Italy box is celebrating the glory of Italian cuisine with Italian and Italian-American cheeses and pairings, with some “little” versions to boot. In this episode, you’ll hear Jenn and Julie chow down on creamy Burratina by Calabro, Brigante with Rosemary by Pinna from the island of Sardinia, and Gran Biraghi, which is like a Piedmontese parmesan. To pair up,...

Duration:00:38:56

Meet Grilled Cheese Social

2/8/2021
We’re very excited to announce that for April, which is National Grilled Cheese Month, we are partnering with MacKenzie Smith of Grilled Cheese Social to make a Grilled Cheese curdbox! In this bonus episode, curdbox founder Jenn Mason and MacKenzie swap cheese-related questions back and forth. What cheese do you self-identify with? What makes a grilled cheese a grilled cheese? These answers and more in this episode. Make sure to subscribe in March to get the Grilled Cheese box in April at...

Duration:00:38:06

FIRESIDE GLOW - January 2021

1/19/2021
We made it to 2021, which means we deserve a night to cozy up and do nothing but indulge in cheese (and pairings!) and our Fireside Glow box will get you there. In this episode, you’ll hear Jenn and Julie chow down on bloomy and spoonable Mini Harbison by Jasper Hill, a delectable Emmental genuine Swiss cheese from Emmi, and flavor-comb Clothbound cheddar by Cabot and Jasper Hill. To pair up, we have Okina’s savory cheese biscuits from the Basque country, Red Camper’s Cherry Fig mostarda,...

Duration:00:59:16

CHEERS! - December 2020

12/15/2020
It’s our final month of 2020, which means we deserve something special. Lucikly, our Cheers box is just the ticket! In this episode you’ll hear Jenn and Julie chow down on Kerrygold’s Dubliner with Irish Stout, an Irish cheddar-style with a malty side, Fior d’Arancio, an Italian blue blue that’s bathed in wine and topped with orange peel, and El Piconero al Cognac, a sheepy fella that took a long dunk in some cognac. Our pairings are Spanish Cocktail Mix by Mitica, Sweet Sangria Olives by...

Duration:00:37:10

JOYFUL HARVEST - November 2020

11/17/2020
It’s our final month of fall, which means it’s time for a Joyful Harvest. In this episode you’ll hear Jenn and Julie chow down on Morbier, a creamy AOP cheese out France that has just a little bit of funk, Leonora, a gorgeous soft-ripened goat cheese from Spain; and Tintern, a Welsh-style cheddar with chives and shallots mixed right in. Our pairings are Butternut Pepitas from Stony Brook, Sweet Corn Crackers by Craize, and Fallot’s Tarragon Dijon Mustard. This is the podcast for people who...

Duration:00:39:18

HALLOWEEN QUARANTEEN – October 2020

10/20/2020
October has arrived, and this month’s box is Halloween Quaranteen, with three cheeses dressed up in Halloween’s banner colors. In this episode you’ll hear Jenn and Julie chow down on the Black Knight Tilsit, an Austrian cow’s milk cheese wrapped in all-black wax; Sottocenere al Tartufo, a soft, truffle-infused cheese from Italy; and Chimay Vieux, a bright orange cow’s milk cheese made by the Trappist monks at Scourmont Abbey. Our pairings are the Blue Plum Spread by Dalmatia, Picante Salami...

Duration:00:22:46

TOO GOUDA TO BE TRUE - September 2020

9/16/2020
September, the herald of autumn, is here, and we have a box to help welcome in the new season. This month, in our Too Gouda To Be True box, we have three goudas from three different milks that all bring a different kind of sweet, caramel nuttiness that loves to pair with those classic fall flavors. In this episode you’ll hear Jenn and Julie chow down on the gentle-as-a-lamb Lamb Chopper, a sheep’s milk gouda from Cypress Grove; a little-bit-tangy a little-bit-sweet Honey Bee Goat Gouda from...

Duration:00:34:38