First food-related job. East of Main, a small pub that is now gone. I washed dishes at first, and then eventually helped prep.

Where did you learn to make cheese? Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, Wis.

Favorite way to eat cheese? I enjoy eating cheese at room temperature with an adult beverage, but I also like using cheese as an ingredient in a culinary creation.

What should the public know about cheese? Cheese is living and shouldn’t be abused.

Who is your cheese idol?Sid Cook, an artisanal cheesemaker with Carr Valley Cheese Co., La Valle, Wis.

First memory of cheese?Deep fried beer-battered cheese curds at the state fair.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a cheesemaker?I would probably be fermenting something, beer or bread.

Would you bait a mousetrap with your cheese?No way. Peanut butter does a much better job!