On the latest episode of her podcast Cutting The Curd, Anne Saxelby remembers Daphne Zepos, a luminary of the cheese world who passed away recently after a battle with lung cancer (the NYTimes’ obituary is here). Education was Zepos’ passion, and she requested that donations in her memory be made to the American Cheese Society’s Education Foundation

On today’s episode of Cutting the Curd, Anne Saxelby and Sophie Slesinger are remembering the life and work of cheesemonger, educator, writer, and chef Daphne Zepos. Anne and Sophie speak with two call-in guests for the occasion. Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s recalls Daphne’s passion and eloquence when it came to cheese. Ari also talks about some trips he took with Daphne in pursuit of good cheese, and her dedication to spreading the word about cheese and food education. Katherine Alford, currently of The Food Network, was Daphne’s teacher at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School, better known as The Institute of Culinary Education. Listen in to hear Katherine reminisce about a trip to Daphne’s childhood home in Greece, where they watched shepherds milk goats and create cheese in the most traditional of ways. To contribute to Daphne’s cheese education vision, please visit and make a donation in Daphne Zepos’ memory.

You can listen to it here, but you should really subscribe to it via iTunes or listen via the Heritage Radio Network, home to many other great foodie podcasts in addition to Cutting The Curd.

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