Rewind: Paula Lambert Knows the Whey

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Editor’s Note: Paula Lambert is a powerhouse. She’s known as one of the world’s leading ‘cheese people’. After 32 years, The Mozzarella Company in Dallas, Texas is stronger than ever. We admire Paula for her expertise, her enthusiasm, and, even more, her cheeses.

Ever since she attended university in Perugia, Italy, Cheesemaker Paula Lambert has been in love with good cheese, good bread and good wine. Later, when she was living in Dallas, Texas she realized she couldn’t find the kinds of cheeses she enjoyed in Italy.

What was a woman to do? She founded the Mozzarella Company in the early eighties and started making her own creamy cheeses. Influenced by great southwest chefs like Stephan Pyles, Dean Fearing and Robert Del Grande, Ms. Lambert started adding herbs and chiles to her fresh cheeses and has never looked back.

Today, in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, she continues to produce some of the most authentic Italian-style cheeses found anywhere. Her award-winning work makes her a food hero to her many fans.

Her cheeses are now available in such far-flung places as Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in New York and Aniata Cheese Co. in Vista, California.

That’s a long way from Perugia.

Have you ever tasted cheese from the Mozzarella Company?

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