Have you ever done a live cheese tasting through Zoom? 🧀🧐

Since I’ve been working on my upcoming documentary related to cheese, Shelf Life, I’ve had many opportunities to partake in some (tasty) research for the film.

And one piece of my research included a live cheese tasting on Zoom with Zoe Brickly, the Creative Director of Jasper Hill Creamery, and Laura Corey, Project Manager for Curatorial, Conservation, and Science Initiatives at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, about connections between the museum’s holdings and the occupants of Zoe’s cheese caves in Vermont.

We gazed at our screens to discover still life paintings that used cheese as a metaphor and as a supporting character for an allegory that portrays cheese as a symbol of lust and indulgence, sin, and decadence.

To see an example of one of the paintings and discover more about our findings with this unique way of blending art and cheese, sign up to join us inside this month’s September Substack Newsletter – out today!

PS: Cheese + metaphors is one of the many topics in my newest Substack newsletter, out today! Visit https://robynmetcalfe.substack.com/subscribe to sign up to get this month’s issues, which include a newsletter and a bonus “First Look” essay.