Bronwen Percival is the cheese buyer for Neal’s Yard Dairy in London. In addition to working with cheesemakers and the company’s maturation team to select and optimize the quality of the cheese they sell, she works to mobilize collaboration between cheesemakers and the scientific community.
In 2012, she instigated a biennial conference on the Science of Artisan Cheese. In early 2014, she spent two months in the Dutton Lab at Harvard University studying the role of marine-associated Proteobacteria on cheese rinds. Along with Dr. Benjamin Wolfe, she co-founded the website MicrobialFoods.org, a scientific resource for producers, purveyors, and enthusiasts of artisan microbial foods. She is the co-author, with her husband Francis, of Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese (Bloomsbury, 2017).
As hospitality eyes up the regenerative agriculture space, how are they taking a different approach to working with farmers? How are chefs and restaurant owners adopting a regenerative and agroecological mindset in their approach to creating and managing sourcing relationships directly with farmers and producers? This panel will hear from farmers, chefs and wholesalers doing […]