Stir It Up! The rise of independent cheesemakers

Artisanal cheesemakers represent a new version of an old American dream: people making living doing what they want, where they want, on their own land. An MIT anthropologist looks inside the growing world of do-it-yourself American cheesemakers.

By , Kendra Nordin

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Note to Stir It Up! readers: This is an article from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) about a new book that delves into the state of artisnal cheesemakers in the United States. I found it interesting, as it reflects culinary themes and trends that we have explored at CSMonitor.com, and I trust that you will find it informative, too.