Meet a Cheesemaker: Soyoung Scanlan of Andante Dairy in Petaluma, California
Martin at Serious Eats did a great job with this profile of Andante Dairy's Soyoung Scanlan, queen of the cheeses with musical names:
Cheesemaker Soyoung Scanlan isn't just one of the most respected cheesemakers in America. She's become one of the most admired cheesemakers in France, too. Her cheeses are available at many of America's top restaurants and high-end retailers. She's aging traditional French-style cheeses that could compete with some of the best in France.
Not bad for a woman who started her Andante Dairy in Petaluma, California, only 12 years ago.
Her dairy is indeed named for the musical term, as are many of her cheeses. "Andante" is a reflection of the tempo of her cheesemaking and the harmonious flavors of her cheese.