KCRA Ilsa Hess – Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip

Published On May 19, 2013 | By Mike Carroll | KCRA-TV, Mike's TV News Stories, Shooting News, TV News Vault

Several months ago I was sent to cover Veg Fest, an all-vegetarian food & health event, for KCRA-3‘s weekend news. One of the people we interviewed there was Ilsa Hess, who was selling her all-vegan nacho cheese dip Nacheez, which she had invented and was selling in stores across the state.

Ilsa has a genuine spark of personality and is an enthusiastic promoter of both her product and healthy eating in general. I immediately thought she would be a great subject for a bigger story.

Ilsa creates the recipes for her Nacheez dips in her little (but very hip) East Sacramento kitchen. She has several new low-cal (140 calories per jar!) flavors of nacho cheese dips in the works.

There is no better reaction to a story than from the person who is profiled. This is the note I received from Ilsa this morning:

Hello Mike,

You did an amazing job! The story you did came out fantastic! Thank you so much for having my story on the show. Your work really impressed me! Great job!


This expanded profile of Ilsa appeared on KCRA-3’s once-a-month magazine program Common Ground on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

For more information on Nacheez and where to purchase it, please visit Ilsa’s website Nacheez.com.

Technical Info:
This story was shot on a Sony XDCAM. However, I edited it on my MacBook Pro in Adobe Premiere while riding down to Los Angeles with KCRA photographer Mike Williams (he was driving) to go to the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the LA County Museum of Art.



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Mike Carroll joined the digital revolution in 1999 with a Sony TRV900 camcorder and Final Cut Pro, when it was only Final Cut Pro and not version 2, 4 or a Suite.

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