A Cheese Calling

Kurt Beecher Dammeier, founder, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Seattle Sometimes it is a particular destination that determines an entrepreneur’s journey. Such was the case for Seattle’s

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The Great Grana Padano

A pillar in traditional Italian cuisine. Lidia Bastianich’s earliest memories of eating Grana Padano cheese were right after World War II ended. Bastianich, now a

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Heralded Cheeses

The scoop on what’s behind the world’saward-winning cheeses. You’re standing in front of a sea of cheese choices at your favorite retailer. Maybe you are

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A Labor of Love

Best friends and goat.sheep.cow owners Patty Floersheimer and Trudi Wagner have created a Charleston, SC cheese destination. Even though Patty Floersheimer initially came into the

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Ferndale Farmstead’s Roundbale

According to Ferndale Farmstead’s cheesemaker Daniel Wavrin, it was 2019 when the “stars aligned” and Roundbale completed the creamery’s offerings of Italian-style heritage cheeses. Located

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The Rennet Factor

The ins and outs of coagulating the curd. According to Paul Kindstedt, author of “Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in

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A Cheese Education

Washington State University teaches a can-do attitude in its cheese program. In 2005, there were fewer than 10 registered cheesemakers in Washington State, but since

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