Ken Liss is a dear friend and fellow Artisanal intern. He showed me the ropes when I first got into cheese, like how to maneuver Artisanal’s fabulous cheese caves. Ken is now officially my hero, as he is fearlessly plunging into the world of cheese retail, and finally realizing his dream. Ken has had a lot of roles in life, including Captain in the Navy, academic advisor for U of Minnessota, family man and father of two. I have no doubt he is going to kick ass as a cheesemonger, knowing his high standards and tireless passion for all things queso (and bourbon – just an aside).
The Premier Cheese Market opened on August 11, 2006, and has been featured on Fox 9 News with Chef Andrew Zimmern. The Premier Cheese Market offers a wide selection of artisan cheeses, as well as a whole array of yummy things, like scones and biscotti. If you live nearby, drop by the market, located at 5013 France Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410 (just south of 50th on France Ave), Tel: 612-436-5590. And tell Ken that Nadia says hi.
Ken (third from the left) and his team