In this blog series intern Briana finds artisan cheesemakers from six regions around the country that represent our cheese nation. Venture along the ride as she goes coast to coast, discovering what makes the U.S. home to great artisan cheese. Read on and find out how you can win a subscription!
What is our vision of the Southwest? For most people it's cowboys, cacti, wide open roads, and red meat. Not to say this isn't true, but that's not all this region has to offer. This region, probably least known for its artisanal cheese, has creameries sprouting up like desert flowers. And they're making cheese that celebrates the Southwest's rich, diverse heritage.
In this blog series our intrepid intern Molly will find and interview American cheesemakers attempting to re-create traditional European cheeses. Learn about the difficulties as well as the benefits of this type of cheese making, as well as how terroir and the idea of a cheese tied to a location so distant changes when that cheese is made in a new location. Also, each week you'll have a chance to win an issue of culture: the word on cheese. The winner of last week's prize was Patrick Farrington!