Cheese: A Taste of Cross-Cultural History

Thu, March 21, 2019 6:00 P.M. Add to your calendar
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

At the intersection of food and culture, an emphasis on authenticity often shapes how culinary staples such as cheese are prepared and enjoyed – even with centuries of globalization 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. Taste delicious cheeses and accompaniments while delving into the aspects of their terroirs, or regionalities, that extend beyond the milk source. Selected library resources and materials will frame the conversation. This class is led by Jamie Png, an established local cheesemaker and cheesemonger, museum & archive enthusiast, and self-identified history nerd.

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Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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