Behind the Cheese Counter

Meet Stephen

Stephen has been with Forest Hills Foods for almost a year and is known as the Cheese Expert to many in the community. Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge to his customers and co-workers at Forest Hills Foods. Earning his PhD at Western Michigan University, Stephen enjoys educating his customers and co-workers about the history of artisan cheese!

Forest Hills Foods offers a wide variety of fresh cheeses including Ossau-Iraty, which has won best cheese in the world three times in the last 20 years! Make sure to stop by for a sample with Stephen.

Stephen shares that the most rewarding part of his job is being a part of diverse customer experiences and helping them find cheeses that are tastier for humans, better for animals and better for the environment!

His favorite treat?  Shakerag, which is raw cow’s milk blue cheese wrapped in local fig leaves that have been soaked in Chattanooga Whiskey.

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