Paris Paysanne Podcast: Debra Kemp of CheeseFox

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In this episode of the Paris Paysanne Podcast I talk with Debra Kemp of CheeseFox about bringing artisanal English cheese to France!

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Debra Kemp trained as a sommelier at L'university de Vin at Suze La Rousse in the Drôme, after having worked as a wine merchant in Paris, with no real experience. She cheese bug back then in 2010 but then took a while to get round to getting it started. After stumbling across a Lancashire guy who'd set up shop in Cumbria, she was introduced to several artisan cheese makers, and the rest is history- in the making.

The cheesemaker Debra mentioned, who just won dairy Industry woman of the year, is Mary Quicke. That crazy downhill cheese race is the Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake. There are videos of it that are pretty hilarious.

Thanks so much to Debra for taking the time to talk to me for this episode! Follow her on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with all her news and events!

You can also stay in the loop with upcoming Paris food and drink events by following the 52 Martinis events calendar which is constantly updated to include the most exciting upcoming gastronomic happenings in the city.

Thanks as always to World Radio Paris for welcoming us into their family- and a special thanks to Katie from the WRP team for recording and producing this episode!

Thanks as always to Ben Nerot, who wrote and performed the podcast's theme song and who is also hopefully finding some wild mushrooms this weekend as he forages in the forest! And thanks to you for listening! Be sure to tune in next time to the Paris Paysanne Podcast! Like what you hear? Leave a review on iTunes or tell a friend about the podcast!

I’d also like to extend a special thanks to everyone who made it out to my Paris events in the beginning of the month. It’s always such a treat to see old friends and meet new ones! If you couldn’t make it out that weekend, there are still a few copies of My Paris Market Cookbook for sale at the fabulous Boneshaker Doughnuts!