Sue one of Northern Express’s 20 Fascinating People
Sue was named on of the Northern Express’s 20 Fascinating People. Pat Sullivan writes:
Sue Kurta, Punk Rock Cheesemaker
In the modern world, there really isn’t a blueprint for becoming a cheesemaker. Sue Kurta grew up in Berkley, Michigan, where she was enamored with the metro Detroit punk scene of the 1980s. She moved to New York as soon as she could and got a degree in fashion design. She became a record industry executive and lived in London, Atlanta and Chicago. She moved back to New York to work in corporate finance for a decade before she took three months off to live on a goat farm in Maine.
“I tried cheesemaking and I really fell in love with it,” Kurta said. “I just got deep into the hobby of cheesemaking – learning the craft.”
Kurta’s parents had retired to Mackinaw City, so she was becoming familiar with northern Michigan. In 2009, she decided to buy a farm.
Kurta’s farmstead cheese hobby gradually morphed into a full-time operation.
Read on at the Express for the rest.