It’s tough for those obsessed with Époisses and other fine cheeses to understand. How is it that, for generations, many ancient, runny or stinky cheeses were not available to those orthodox Jews who adhere to strict kashrut dietary law? Perhaps because those laws forbid meat and milk from being served together and, as a result, dairy products often get short shrift. But now people like Brent Delman, who is known as the Cheese Guy, are letting observant Jews in on a wide world of cheeses.
Mr. Delman, 50, of Yonkers, was not raised in a kosher home, so when he turned more religious as a young adult he knew what nonkosher delicacies he was missing. A hankering for exquisite cheeses became the mother of his invention.