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War and Cheese

  • Tomme Cheese Shop 34 Carden Street Guelph, ON, N1H 3A2 Canada (map)

Ben Garfield | USA
9 min


"I heard destiny calling... I was going to be a cheesemaker." When Oleg Sirota discovered his native Russia was banning all Western cheese imports, he quit his IT job in Moscow, sold his house and cars, took out a $100k loan and set about building a cheese factory in the snowy wilderness. "Russian Parmesan" was born.

Venue: Tomme: Cheese Shop

Earlier Event: November 1
Royal City Summer 2000
Later Event: November 2
The Haircut