It’s Out! My Article on Cheesemakers in NorthBay biz Magazine!

NorthBay biz Magazine

March marks an exciting milestone for me: my first published piece as a freelance writer is out in NorthBay biz Magazine! Titled Cheesemakers’ Paradise, the article features a brief overview of the artisan cheesemaking industry in California, along with portraits of six local farmstead cheesemakers whose unique and delicious cheeses are making a name for themselves: Nicasio Valley Cheese Company in Nicasio, Achadinha Cheese Company in Petaluma, Valley Ford Cheese Company in Valley Ford, Ramini Mozzarella in Tomales, Bohemian Creamery in Sebastopol, and Weirauch Creamery near Petaluma. Individually and collectively, these cheesemakers represent fine examples of the artisan cheese movement in the North Bay.

Lisa Gottreich, Bohemian CreameryPhoto by Duncan Garrett

Lisa Gottreich, Bohemian Creamery
Photo by Duncan Garrett

To read the article, simply follow this link The only disappointment is the beautiful photography by Duncan Garrett is not included in the e-version of the magazine (which is a shame because the photos really captured each cheesemaker well).

I’m also pleased to share that the cover story of this issue, Destination Sonoma County, was written by my friend and colleague, Nancy Sands Johnson, who is a stellar journalist and personal inspiration:

Just goes to show you, hard work and perseverance does pay off!!!

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  1. Congratulations, Karen~  You deserve all the kudos, you’ve earned them!!Warmly,Susan

  2. Karen, Is Phil paying you to be my friend and personal cheerleader? 🙂

    You need to show me how to capture all those beautiful photos from the article.

    Only 1000 words to go. I am on a roll!


  3. Congratulations Karen! Yoohoo! Fabulous, well-written article. Kirsten

  4. YoooHoooo! Congratulations Karen. Fabulous and very thorough piece! Kirsten

    • Thanks Kirsten! I picked up a copy of Edible at Farmers’ Market yesterday and can hardly wait to cozy up with a cup of tea and read your pieces as well. Those cheesemakers are sure getting lots of great press!

  5. Awesome Karen… good for you and a great article!

    Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 05:12:54 +0000 To:

  6. Bravo! Great writing. The article is very interesting.

  7. Reblogged this on Wedge in the Round and commented:
    Congrats Lisa!

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