More Zwicky postings

There’s now a Page on this blog for things Zwicky (besides me): postings about people named Zwicky and things named Zwicky. In recognition, an assortment of things not already posted: on muesli, a fanciful derivation of the surname (on a t-shirt), a low-budget mystery film, a Quebec eco-activist, and a Zwicky cheese man who’s moved from America’s Dairyland to serving the Big Apple.

Muesli. The characteristic Swiss breakfast cereal. Many many brands, including the big Zwicky company (whose products I cannot, in all honesty, recommend with enthusiasm):


From the company website:

The E. Zwicky AG mill has become the most important hulling mill of its kind in Switzerland over the 120 years since its foundation. The company is based in the north-east of Switzerland, in Müllheim-Wigoltingen in the canton of Thurgau. It was founded in 1892, is still family-owned and is now run by the forth generation.

Try our varied range of muesli for a healthy breakfast and a healthy life: there are seven varieties to choose from made with a mix of different cereals, enriched with nuts, dried fruits, berries and many more delicious ingredients, available in our environmentally friendly no-fuss packaging and a vacuumized inner-bag. For the discerning gourmet and all those who love a full life with food full of goodness.

Varieties: original, with fruit, crunchy, tropical (illustrated above), chocolate, millet, crunchy spelt.

The faux-etymological t-shirt. Created by the Ann Arbor T-shirt Co. and available on Amazon for $19.95, a black tee with this legend:


Oh, my.

The Zwickys. A low-budget mystery film:


The Amazon summary:

The Zwickys (2014): Newly widowed Kayden Zwicky sets out on a mission to find her husband’s killer and seek justice. Her journey soon begins to blur the line between justice and revenge. Starring: Silvana Arias, Melany Bennett, Mario Cimarro.

(No, I haven’t watched it.)

Gaëlle Zwicky. From Luc Vartan Baronian today, a link to the site for Equiterre, an eco-NGO in Quebec, and to Gaëlle Z, with this job description:

Fonction: Conseillère au développement du Réseau des fermiers de famille

Henry J. Zwicky. A cheese entrepreneur (though he seems never to have named a cheese after himself). His latest venture, Milk Truck Cheese (located in “the Greater New York City Area”), debuted this summer, with the marketing of Cherky (the name is a portmanteau of cheese and jerky):


Cherky is a unique shelf-stable cheese and meat snack. Developed by food industry veterans doing business as Milk Truck Cheese, Cherky is a blend of Wisconsin cheeses and artisanal meats. The first flavor in the series is Bacon Jalapeño. Starting with a base of flavorful aged Wisconsin cheddar, the pasteurized process cheese snack is loaded with pieces of real hickory smoked bacon and a kick of jalapeños. The gluten-free, high-protein snack comes in single-serve 1.5-ounce sticks. (link)

Before this venture, going backwards (from HJZ’s LinkedIn page):

Co Founder, Barron County Cheese, 2010 – 2015. Co founded, cheese packaging firm in Barron, Wisconsin, expanded customer and product base. Sold interest to largest customer .

Founder and CEO/President (majority owner), Wisconsin Cheese Group, 1985 – 2007, Monroe, Wisconsin. Started company, expanded to $90 million revenue, leading producer of hispanic cheese in the U.S. sold company, and acted as adviser to new owners.

education: Carthage College [in Kenosha WI]

Like I said, from Dairyland to the Big Apple — but always in cheese.

Ben Gunn: “Marooned three years agone,” he continued, “and lived on goats since then, and berries, and oysters. Wherever a man is, says I, a man can do for himself. But, mate, my heart is sore for Christian diet. You mightn’t happen to have a piece of cheese about you, now? No? Well, many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese — toasted, mostly — and woke up again, and here I were.”

Somebody put some Cherky on the grill for hungry Ben!

(I can’t decide whether Cherky is a silly name — do the Herky Cherky! —  a somewhat repellent one — he’s a stupid, Cherky asshole — or a sexy-dirty one — he likes to Cherk off with the sticks — or some combination of these. But I don’t think I’m going to dream of Cherky, toasted or otherwise.)

More Zwickys, and a near-Zwicky, to come.

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