Cheesemaking Tips from the Pros
Demystify the cheesemaking process with this expert advice, and learn where to find some of the country’s most incredible cheeses.
In the past, the most celebrated cheeses came from Europe. But thanks to a renaissance in artisan cheesemaking across the United States during the past decade, American-made options are firmly holding their own. Domestic fromages took home several titles at the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest, and local, artisan cheesemakers are popping up in every city: The American Cheese Society’s membership grew from 773 in 2003 to 1,200 members in 2009. Cheesemaking is also seeing a resurgence among home cooks, who are finding out that the process can be simpler and less intimidating than it looks. Get on board with the bourgeoning cheesemaking scene and pick up tips for crafting cheese at home, too.