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Cheese and God: How Spirituality and Religion Shaped the History of Cheese

Sep 26, 2013
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fleming Museum 204 (Marble Court)

Since the dawn of recorded history, cheese has intersected with religious practice in Western civilization, often in very significant ways. From the use of cheese in cultic rites in Egypt, the ancient Near East, and Greece and Rome, to its role as an engine for economic development by medieval Christian monasteries and the post-Reformation Puritans of America, the stories of cheese and Western spirituality are intertwined and offer fascinating insight into our culinary and spiritual heritage.

Savor a bit of culture with a taste of Vermont farmhouse cheeses after the talk.

Paul Kindstedt, Professor, UVM Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, and Co-director, Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese will present.

Price: Regular Admission at the door. Free to UVM.
Sponsor: Fleming Museum

For more information, contact Christina Fearon at 656-0750 or

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