49 episodes

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 Jenn Mason with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 7 Ratings

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.

    IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME - January 2022

    IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME - January 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 Salami with Orange Zest and Aleppo from Hellenic Farms. If you'd like to "eat along", subscribe to your own curdbox at curdbox.com! 

    *Note: This podcast was filmed ahead of time and due to supply chain issues, we had to substitute Dalmatia's Green Olive Spread for the Divina in the January box. 
     
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    Follow the producers in this box at: @mtvikos, @brewersfoods, @divinaspecialty, @dalmatia_spreads, and @hellenicfarms. 

    • 42 min
    AMERICAN BEAUTIES - January 2022 curdboxFLEX

    AMERICAN BEAUTIES - January 2022 curdboxFLEX

    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 BjornQorn, Michigan Cherry Spread from Brownwood Farms, and Sweet Potato Chips by the Billy Goat Chip Company. If you'd like to "eat along", subscribe to your own curdbox at curdbox.com!

    Follow us @curdbox
    Follow the producers in this box at: @miltoncreamery, @pointreyescheese, @centralcoastcreamery, @bjornqorn, @brownwood_farms, and @the_g.o.a.t._brand.

    • 37 min
    HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - December 2021

    HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - December 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 Brownwood Farms, and Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Caramels by Marich Chocolates. If you'd like to "eat along", subscribe to your own curdbox at curdbox.com! 

    • 49 min
    UMAMI BOMB - November 2021

    UMAMI BOMB - November 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 Luci, Quicos by Mitica, and Sweet Potato Chips by The Billy Goat Chip Company. If you'd like to "eat along", subscribe to your own curdbox at curdbox.com!

    • 41 min
    FRIGHT FESTO - October 2021

    FRIGHT FESTO - October 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 curdbox at curdbox.com!

    • 29 min
    WARNER'S WONDERS - September 2021

    WARNER'S WONDERS - September 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 from Cypress Grove, and Willoughby from Jasper Hill. Pairing up, we have Lemon Pepper Biltong by Brooklyn Biltong, Guava Toasted Corn Crackers by Craize, and Turmeric Garlic Popped Water Lily Seeds by AshaPops. If you'd like to "eat along", subscribe to your own curdbox at curdbox.com!

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Working and walking all day ,

Love it all!

Subscribed to Curdbox as a gift for my boyfriend and we have been loving it! And this accompanying podcast is awesome for the cheese nerd and enthusiast. We’ve both been listening along in anticipation of our newest cheese box delivery.

This podcast is a little bit on the quiet side so turn up that volume and don’t tune in while walking down a loud city street. Otherwise I totally recommend pairing this delicious podcast with your Curdbox subscription :-D

Cheers!

bsulky ,

More cheese, less celebs.

I love my Curdbox and enjoy listening to the podcast for over a year now, but lately it seems there are “influencer” guests that I frankly don’t care about and there’s a lot of time spent talking about them. Prefer to hear more about the cheese, its makers, the science/art of making cheese. Thanks!

it'smeandmyselfandi ,

Love the box, don’t love the food sounds

I really love the box and the playlist and the podcast! I especially appreciate Jenn’s insights. I like listening to the stories and the podcast but I wish they didn’t talk when their mouths were full. The eating/chewing sounds and noises kinda bugs me!

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