Gordon Edgar


Gordon Edgar is a San Francisco-based cheesemonger and writer. He has been the cheesemonger for Rainbow Grocery Cooperative in San Francisco, California, since 1994. Rainbow is San Francisco’s biggest independent grocery store and the country’s largest retail worker co-op. Edgar has been a panelist speaking at numerous cheese events over the last decade, served as an aesthetic judge at national cheese competitions, and helped develop the educational programming at the annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Artisan Cheese Guild. In 2005, “Saveur” magazine named Rainbow as one of the 20 favorite places in the country to buy cheese.

Gordon’s writing has been published by HipMama.com, Clamor Magazine, The Anderson Valley Advertiser, MaximumRocknRoll, and Zine World. His first book, Cheesemonger, will be published in spring 2010. He has also had a blog since 2002 (http://gordonzola.livejournal.com) and a website at gordonzola.net.


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