Cheese CONNOISSEUR - Cheesemaker Profile

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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Michigan’s Great (Lakes) Cheese Secret

Idyll Farms creates outstanding goat cheese while doing its part to save the planet. With goats grazing on approximately 200 acres of Leelanau Peninsula lush grasses, trees, leaves, brush and wildflowers, Idyll Farms is a world-class goat farm and creamery located in Northport, MI, a small village perched on the

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A Sustainable Cheese Company

Mozzarella has been a boon for Wisconsin’s Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese. In the early 80s, a group of four brothers acquired a farm in Waterloo, WI and started raising and milking 90 cows on a 200-acre property. Today, the farm is still run by brothers Charles, Thomas and Mark, while

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A “Little” Love for Cheese

Georgia’s Sweet Grass Dairy At Thomasville, GA’s Sweet Grass Dairy, it’s the bovines that set its cheese apart. The operation is owned by the husband and wife duo of Jeremy and Jessica Little, who together run the cheese production facility as well as a cheese shop and restaurant. Jeremy serves

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A Lot of Charm at Arethusa Farm

Aged cheeses influenced by trips abroad. George Malkemus and Tony Yurgaitis, former president and vice president, respectively, of shoe giant Manolo Blahnik in North and South America, and partners in life for some three-dozen years, acquired the 350-acre Arethusa Farm in Litchfield, CT, in 1999 with the dream of preserving

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A Perfect Blend

By combining the cheese producing values of Switzerland and Wisconsin, Emmi Roth has become a cheesemaker to remember. Switzerland and Wisconsin are considered two of the world’s most important cheesemaking regions, with very similar traditions and local values. That’s why the marriage of the two behind Monroe, WI-based specialty cheesemaker

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