A handy FAQ for cheese lovers
Janet Fletcher has run into many repeating questions over her years of teaching cheese classes, and in an attempt to remedy these queries, she wrote this FAQ article for cheese lovers. Here's an excerpt:
Q: Why is raw-milk cheese illegal?
A: It isn't illegal. I eat raw-milk cheese all the time, and you probably do, too. If you sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano on your pasta or crumble Roquefort into a salad, you're eating raw-milk cheese.
Many American cheese producers make raw-milk wheels, too. The acclaimed Pleasant Ridge Reserve from Wisconsin and Fiscalini's Bandage-Wrapped Cheddar from Modesto come to mind.