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Nibbles: 24 Hours of Cheese in Denver

Posted: November 7, 2014 at 4:20 pm by , in Radio Nibbles

alexWHERE’S MY CHEESE: DENVER

24 hours of cheese in Denver – A former cowtown blooms into a cultured, fromage-friendly metropolis

By John Lehndorff

I have a dear friend who calls Manhattan home. We share a passion for all things culinary and anything involving curds and whey. She visited Denver a decade ago during the National Western Stock Show and saw a Grand Champion steer corralled in the lobby of the Brown Palace Hotel. The only cheese she recalls tasting here was florescent orange and poured over nachos at a Denver Broncos game.

Since then she has referred to Denver as “that cowtown,” and visited only long enough to change planes for Aspen.

Recently, I insisted that she visit me. If she put aside her Western prejudices, I promised to show her the new Denver and its vibrant urban neighborhoods, and to introduce her to the city’s blooming cheese culture: the cheese shops, talented mongers, and stellar chefs serving Colorado cheeses – some made on their own farms.

Click here for the full diary of John Lehdorff’s tour.

(This feature story originally appeared in the current issue of Cheese Connoisseur Magazine)

 

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