The Cook’s Atelier & Tiger in a Jar: Yan the Cheesemaker

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After falling head over heels in love with their beautiful video on the art of making a salad, we were thrilled to find out that Tiger in a Jar and The Cook’s Atelier had joined creative forces yet again. This time they’ve focused their attention on a cheesemaker and shepherd named Yan, one of the many local producers The Cook’s Atelier works with.

Here’s a description of how the video came to be, from The Cook’s Atelier blog:

We are so excited to share with you a very special film project that we have been working on here at The Cook’s Atelier. Last autumn, we had the opportunity to once again work with our good friends, Matt and Julie, the talented filmmakers behind Tiger in a Jar. We have had the pleasure of working with Tiger in a Jar on several films so far and they so beautifully capture the heart and soul of The Cook’s Atelier. As these things go, we got carried away talking about our passion for slow food and the artisan food producers that we work with each and every day. One thing led to another and we decided to collaborate with them to produce this first film highlighting Yan, one of our favorite cheesemakers. This project has been a labor of love and honors the connection between the farmer and the cook. For those of you who have visited us, you know that this relationship is at the heart of our cooking school. We are thrilled to share with you  a glimpse into our little corner of the world. If you’d like to share in this experience, please visit our website for information on our upcoming cooking classes and workshops.

This article originally appeared on The Cook’s Atelier. It is partially posted here with permission of the author.

THE FILMMAKERS: Tiger in A Jar by name has only been around for a little while, but Matt and Julie have been creating for years. We were married in 2009, and started running TIAJ full time at the beginning of 2011. We document life through film and pictures, and enjoy spending time in the kitchen obsessing over food. (from

Photo Credit: Tiger in a Jar