April 29, 2017

We hear it all the time.  Artisan beer, artisan salami, artisan bread and artisan cheese. But what does it really mean? Dictionaries define artisan as a noun to describe skilled craftspeople who use their hands to make things. Before the industrial revolution, almost e...

April 20, 2017

April 22nd is raw milk appreciation day.  Like odd sock day, gratitude day, ugly truck day or speak like a pirate day, it promotes a special interest.  But how can you not get excited about a day that celebrates thousands of years of cheesemaking tradition....

April 5, 2017

A revolution is brewing. You can see signs of it in dairy’s, at farmers markets, in restaurants, delis and cheese counters across Australia. It started so innocently. We became used to seeing gouda, jarlsberg and brie sitting next to the coon. Then the French arrived....

April 4, 2017

The art of making whey ricotta was mastered by the Sicilians sometime between the birth o
f Jesus and the Romans becoming Christian.  They discovered that heating whey, a by-product of cheesemaking, with a bit of acid, such as lemon juice, vinegar or soured milk, encou...

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