- Artisan cheese
Artisan cheese is cheese manufactured by
cheesemakerswith an adherence to the traditional craft of cheese making and aging, and often in scales and sizes that contrast with other mass-produced cheeses. [cite web | title=Presidia Artisan Somerset Cheddar | work=The Slow Food Foundation | url=http://www.slowfoodfoundation.com/eng/presidi/dettaglio.lasso?cod=148 | accessdate=2007-05-09]
Another variety of artisan cheese is farmstead cheese, which is traditionally only made with milk from the producer's own herds of cows, sheep, and goats.
Examples of artisan cheesemakers include
Beecher's Handmade Cheese.cite news | first=Judith | last=Blake | title=Artisan cheese factory opens at Pike Place Market | date=2003-11-26 | publisher= Seattle Times| url =http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/foodwine/2001800930_cheese26.html | accessdate = 2008-08-30 ] Examples of artisan cheeses include Burrata, Serra da Estrela cheese, Coulommiers cheese, Cabrales, Époisses de Bourgogne, and Abondance.
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