Florida's Artisan Cheese Movement Picks Up Speed
While the artisan cheese movement has national roots in the 1980s, it's only been in the past few years that the state of Florida has seen a rise in artisan cheesemakers. The Tampa Bay Times chronicles the story behind three such cheesemakers: Winter Park Dairy, The Dancing Goat, and BufaLatte.
"Zoning said we could have a dairy on our 8 acres. The intention was to create the highest value dairy product that there is — that's cheese. We helped write state code, because it had never been done before. We were first in the state to do raw milk cheese," Green says.