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I was on NPR’s All Things Considered!

I still can’t believe this happened but it did and it was awesome.


So neat to hear about it from friends sitting in traffic before I even heard it myself. Listen here!  I tell the story of my Smokey Cheater. Spoiler alert, I was trying to make cheddar in one hour. FAIL. But that fail got me on this show. See? Failing can be great!



TV Cheese in 6 Minutes!

I did it! My live TV debut on AMNW happened this morning. My head, neck and stomach still hurt at 1pm! It went well enough though. We talked about my book, One-Hour Cheese, the Powell’s event this week and we made cheese- in 6 minutes!

It was fast-paced and I was nervous that the milk was not at the right temperature yet, so when they yelled, 30 seconds to air, I screamed sh*t!!!!! That’s why you hear some laughter when my segment begins.

It’s kind of a secret but I have a potty mouth under stress… I’ve tried to train myself to say cute things like cheese and crackers!, which would be especially appropriate, but when I’m stressin’ all training goes out the window! So, if you ever hear me exclaim, cheese and crackers!, you’ll know what I really mean. 😉

Hope to see you at Powell’s Books this Wednesday, 5/7 at 7:30pm. I’ll make cheese of course, you’ll get to eat and ask questions if you got ’em. This is my big book launch week in Portland, OR- weeeeeeee!

One Hour Cheese Book Tour Kick Off

As you may know, my book One Hour Cheese is complete, freshly printed and even starting to deliver early from Powell’s, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other fine retailers! Hooray!!

One-Hour Cheese 3D cover 2.4.2014

I will be kicking off the book tour at Powell’s Books right here in Portland Oregon! Hope you can come out, it’s next Wednesday, May 7 at 7:30pm. Of course you know there will be cheese! I will be making the First Timer’s Cheese included in the first few pages of the book. It’s a yummy no-fail, ricotta-like cheese for the timid or skeptical! 😉 We will also have samples of the Chevre Kisses and Triple Pepper Hack (yes, I loved coming up with names!).


As if a Powell’s launch weren’t enough, I will also make my TV debut on Monday, May 5 on AM Northwest! If you’re not in Portland, don’t be sad you’ll miss seeing me sweat to make Chivo Fresco in 5 minutes, they will archive the show at 11am Pacific time so you too can laugh at me! If you are in Portland, it’s on local channel 2 KATU.

If you’re not in town here, I hope to cross paths with you somewhere in the U.S.! Check the event calendar, I’ll keep updating. Thanks so much for supporting Urban Cheesecraft! Claudia

ps. I’ll also be at Crafty Wonderland’s Super Colossal Spring Sale (crafty wedding focus) on May 10 with kits and books!

Enjoy this outtake photo that didn’t make it into the book! Aww sweet baby goat!