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      July 22, 2019

      Monday   6:00 PM

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      Cheese: A Taste of Cross-Cultural History

      An emphasis on cultural “authenticity” often shapes how culinary staples such as cheese are produced, presented, regulated, and enjoyed – even with centuries of globalization and cultural exchange to inform and complicate these narratives. In this class, we start with a seemingly quintessential cheese plate, and discuss the historical contexts of key ingredients through the lens of colonization and conflict, travel and trade. While tasting delicious cheeses and accompaniments, we’ll delve into the hidden histories behind these artisan staples. Selected library resources and materials will frame the conversation, with staff on hand to discuss research opportunities at the Rosenbach Library. This class is led by Jamie Png, an established local cheesemaker and cheesemonger, museum & archive enthusiast, and self-identified history nerd. 

      Categories: Food & Wine | Neighborhood

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