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Live: You’re Eating Gay Cheese

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Nov 18, 2019

Josh Kadrich is a science nerd at heart. He started making his own vegan cheese as a hobby, because he can't eat dairy. That hobby has turned into a business -- unmoo cheese, a family of cashew-based vegan cheeses that are actually tasty and meltable. You can use it on pizza!

This week, Dan interviews Josh (below) at the Fire, Flour, & Fork Festival in Richmond, VA, and hears all about the different vegan options that Josh is exploring.

Afterwards, Dan talks with Matthieu Finot, a winemaker at King Family Vineyards in Charlottesville, VA. He's from France, but he's lived in Virginia since 2003.

Thomas Jefferson and the enslaved gardeners at Monticello famously tried, and mostly failed, to grow grapes for wine in Virginia. In recent decades though, Virginians have decided to give it another shot, and this time around it seems to be working. In the last 20 years, the number of wine businesses in the state has quintupled – to nearly 300. Because Virginia doesn't have the laws of France or the history of California, they're able to experiment with all kinds of less common grapes and styles. Matthieu is one of the leaders of that movement. 

Listen in to uncover the world of two agricultural products we don't normally associate with Virginia.

Interstitial music in this show by Black Label Music:

- "Scrambloid Remix" by Kenneth J. Brahmstedt

- "Summertime Instrumental" by Jack Ventimiglia

- "New Old" by J.T. Bates

Photo courtesy of unmoo foods and King Family Vineyards.    

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