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July 2014 – KoreAm Magazine


Leah Park Fierro spent years working as a pastry chef for major hotels before striking it out on her own and opening a shop selling one of her favorite foods: cheese.

The signs were there at a young age: sneaking Kraft singles into the rice cooker and waiting for the cheese to seep into the crevices of the bap; craving the cheese enchiladas from Koreatown’s El Cholo every birthday since she was 5 years old; and to this day, eating room-temperature juk, or rice porridge, side-by-side with cubes of cheddar. Leah Park Fierro was destined to become a cheesemonger.

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