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A quick update from the middle of our book tour

We had several very sucessful events in Wisconsin (and one in Chicago) last week in support of our book tour for The Master Cheesemakers Of Wisconsin. Here is a very brief set of photos from our events:

We will be at Magers and Quinn book store in Uptown for a little talk about our book on Sunday (November 29) – come out and join us if you are around!


Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin

I am so happy to¬†announce¬†that “The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin” book is published and now shipping!

In the winter and spring of 2007, my husband James Norton and I traveled all over Wisconsin interviewing and photographing Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers. While Jim wrote amazing profiles of these cheese makers and their stories, I had the chance to document cheesemaking in large and small plants, meet some goats, taste fresh curds and whey, and photograph some of the worlds largest blocks of cheese. This coffee table book, published the University of Wisconsin Press, contains it all!

It is currently shipping from Amazon, and should be available in local bookstores soon. We are also planning some local book signings in Minneapolis and all over Wisconsin, so check back for dates.


Cheesemaker photos in catalog of farmstead creameries

I am so excited that several of my photos are appearing in the Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers and the Specialty and Farmstead Dairy brochures for this year from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Many of these photos were taken during the research for “Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin” which will be on bookshelves starting in November.


Faribault Dairy

I had the lucky opportunity to take a few photos at the Faribualt Dairy cheese plant. They have the largest cheese caves in North America, and they are able to age their delicious and award winning blue cheese in the natural sand stone caves.