6 American Cheeses for Thanksgiving Dinner
What better excuse for having cheese, than Thanksgiving? The whole day is dedicated to eating, so to leave out cheese would be a major oversight. Over at Seriouseats, Martin J. come up with the top 6 cheeses to have at Thanksgiving:
We can only speculate, but it seems likely that cheese was a prominent part of the first few Thanksgivings. Many of the Puritans came from dairy farming communities in England. Some historians estimate that nearly half of the settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony were dairy farmers. Thus, it's probable that the early dinners featured new world interpretations of Cheddar, Wensleydale and Cheshire.
More recent Thanksgiving dinners have featured a more diverse menu when it comes to American-made cheeses. I have heard many stories from ardent cheese lovers of how some of the new American classics have turned heads at Turkey Day dinners.