If you follow the cheese world on Instagram, you might have seen some of these striking cheese boards on feeds like That Cheese Plate or regrammed by yours truly at Cheese Notes. These beautiful edible constructions are the work of Lilith Spencer, currently cheesemonger at Cheesemongers of Santa Fe in New Mexico (@cheesemonggrrl on Instagram).
she got her start as a monger in NYC, and could be found behind the counter at shops like Brooklyn Larder, working the Vulto Creamery stand at the farmer’s markets, or competing at the Cheesemonger Invitational. Recently I had a chance to catch up with her and ask her about the boards, the cheese scene in Santa Fe, Georgia O’Keefe’s influence on her plating, and more.
Check out the full interview here!
(Photos ©2015 Lilith Spencer)