Cheese CONNOISSEUR - Cheesemaker Profile

Schoch Family Farmstead: Tradition Trumps Intensification

Nestled in the foothills just outside of Salinas, CA, sits the Central Coast’s last surviving dairy farm, Schoch Family Farmstead. The Schochs (pronounced ‘shock’) are not only the last dairy farming family in the region, but they are also Monterey County’s last producer of Monterey Jack, one of the few

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Four Fat Fowl is All About Family

Four Fat Fowl is a family of maniacal cheese lovers with a commitment to making locally sourced, handcrafted cheeses in Stephentown, NY. The genesis of the company goes back 10 years to 2013 when husband and wife Willy and Shaleena Bridgham decided to put their long-term dream of making cheese

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Bringing a Touch of France to Minnesota  

Alemar Cheese Co.’s small batch cheeses have made big waves in the industry. Southern Minnesota doesn’t exactly scream French cheese, but Keith Adams is quickly changing that thought process. As founder of Alemar Cheese Co., Adams has taken a few small-batch cheeses and reached great heights on the artisan cheese

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Family Farm Makes Its Mark

Goat Rodeo owners took a leap of faith to build a creamery and award-winning cheese. It all started with a goat! That’s how India and Steve Loevner, owners of Goat Rodeo Creamery in Allison Park, PA, begin their story of how they came to run Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy,

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The Little Cheese Company That Could

Though small, Bell & Goose Cheese Co. has a specialized niche producing European-style cow milk cheese. While Bell & Goose Cheese Co., located on Heron Pond Farm in South Hampton, NH, is relatively small, it’s the perfect size for owner Anna Cantelmo, who set out to produce European-style cow milk

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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 that time, it has grown to more than 50, with cheese selections being vast. While the number includes cheeses from small family farms and artisan

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A Cheese Lover’s Road Trip

10 top places to visit nationwide for cheese lovers. Meet cows. Watch curds separate from whey. Sample cheese and cheese cuisine. Whether you’re ready for a day trip or cross country fromage expedition, there are incredible ways for cheese lovers to immerse themselves in their foodie favorite. Here’s a sampling

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Finding a New Career

A fortuitous ad led a Boston couple to take over Westfield Farm and embark on a lifetime of creating goat cheese. Bob and Debby Stetson had been in the shipping business for most of their lives when they sold their business and were looking for a new venture. Debby started

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A Phoenix Rises

Hartington Creamery returnsStilton making to Derbyshire. Ryan Gee’s recollection of the day the old cheese factory in Hartington, England closed its doors for good is fuzzy at best. He was, after all, only 12 at the time. But he does remember what it did to the parish he grew up

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A Wisconsin Original

Tradition and innovation add up to successfor Nasonville Dairy. Located in Marshfield, WI, Nasonville Dairy stands tall in the heart of America’s Dairyland. This is a success story rooted in the enduring dedication of the Heiman family, traditional cheesemakers who have risen to the challenges of the global marketplace. Founded

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A Family Affair

Fiscalini Farmstead understands theimportance of family The namesake family behind Fiscalini Farmstead, award-winning cheesemakers in Modesto, CA, have a storied history in the dairy industry. Mateo Fiscalini immigrated from Switzerland and started the Fiscalini dairy in 1914 on the same piece of land that the cheese producers call home today.

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