Say cheese! What is your favorite type of cheese? The Taste Buds share their picks

Say cheese! What is your favorite type of cheese? The Taste Buds share their picks
Moscato soaked blue cheese from Old Brooklyn Cheese Company

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Say cheese! We’re getting cheesy on Taste Buds this week, talking to Michael Januska, of Old Brooklyn Cheese Company.

Say cheese! What is your favorite type of cheese? The Taste Buds share their picks

Januska opened Old Brooklyn Cheese Company on Pearl Road in 2016, and is Cleveland’s only cheese show. They sell the raw cow’s milk cheese, handcrafted at their production facility around the corner from the shop.

Initially, Januska was making about 40 pounds of cheese per week in the lower level of the cheese shop. But the new facility allows his team to produce 700 pounds per week now of at least five varieties of artisan cheeses.

Old Brooklyn Cheese Company makes 700 pounds of product per week in their new production facility.
Old Brooklyn Cheese Company makes 700 pounds of product per week in their new production facility.

They distribute to grocery stores like Heinen’s, restaurants, and businesses as far as Brooklyn, N.Y.

Januska will join me, Chef Matt Mytro of Flour, and Chef David Kocab of The Black Pig to talk about the inspiration, aging and distribution of his cheese.

Have a question for the cheesemonger? Want to know more about producing and aging cheeses? Chime in during the show and we’ll read your comment or question live.

Catch Taste Buds this and every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. You can view it through the 19 New app, Facebook Live broadcast, or our website. The show is also available on Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

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