Author, Cheese Expert and Maitre d’ Fromage of Artisanal Cheese
Max is more responsible than any other person for the emergence of high quality artisanal cheese on American fine dining menus. He is unmatched in his passion for, and knowledge of cheese. We first met Max when he was Maitre d’ Fromage at Terrance Brennan’s Picholine near Lincoln Center in New York. Now he is a noted author on cheese and heads up Terrence’s other NY restaurant, Artisanal, which has its own cheese caves and a cheese shop. Most exciting, he is maitre d’ fromage at the New Artisanal Cheese Center, the only facility of its kind in The USA. Perfectly conditioned cheese can be at your door in no time. Max and our own maitre d’ fromage, John Kafarski, join us to talk about the exciting and exalted state of artisanal cheese in America. Max’s Books: The Cheese Plate & Cheese: A Connoisseur’s Guide to The World’s Best.
Podcast Date: 2/14/2005