Sadly an enthusiastic cheesemaker and MCG member, Bob Smith of The Edible Rind, passed away unexpectedly from a massive heart attack. From what I heard from the foodies in Portland on Friday (the kitchen crew at Fore Street, ditto Aurora Provisions and the Rosemont staff) he tried to call for help but it took EMT 15 minutes to arrive – too late to save Bob who apparently suffered from untreated high blood pressure. An Obit appeared in the Portland Herald on Tuesday. This is a shock – a loss of one of our own. The Edible Rind is closed for business. Terribly sad – such a sweet guy and wonderful cheesemaker.