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* This blog is dedicated to my dearest of friends, the late, great Mike Sullivan, for giving me the nickname "Marie Fromage" way back when. Read more here: http://mariefromage.typepad.com/fromageforyou/2012/02/tribute.html
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Mary Connolly is a New York City Metro-Area native and a blogger known as “Marie Fromage” (www.mariefromage.com). She writes about her passions: travel, music and the food world, with cheese being a particular obsession.

Mary’s love for cheese began at The Cheese Shop of Upper Montclair, NJ where she worked as a cheese monger and sandwich maker for five years, many moons ago.

Mary holds a culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute (now known as the International Culinary Center); a Certificat de Stage for Essential Foundations for Cheese Professionals from Académie Opus Caseus at MonS Fromager-Affineur (France); a cheese boot camp training certificate from Murray’s Cheese (NYC) and is a member of the American Cheese Society. She also holds a B.F.A. in theater from The Catholic University of America and has professional experience as a singer, chef, costume designer, public relations professional and executive assistant.