Hooked on Cheese: International Artisan Cheeses – Next Stop: Japan

Japan imports more cheese than any other country in the world!

The vast majority of artisan cheese is made in Europe and the United States; last year, the two regions produced 81.7% of the world’s cheese. But while the rest of the world may contribute less in terms of quantity, some unexpected countries are currently playing a crucial role in the global artisan cheese renaissance. This series profiles a few of these nations and celebrates the dairies that are putting their countries on the (cheese) map. Find part one, on the cheeses of India, here.

 

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Hooked on Cheese: International Cheeses: First Stop, India

Indian Cheeses

India is currently experiencing an artisanal cheesemaking renaissance.

The vast majority of artisan cheese is made in Europe and the United States; last year, the two regions produced 81.7% of the world’s cheese. But while the rest of the world may contribute less in terms of quantity, some unexpected countries are currently playing a crucial role in the global artisan cheese renaissance. This series profiles a few of these nations and celebrates the dairies that are putting their countries on the (cheese) map.

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Hooked On Cheese: Wine Pairings with Sommelier, Cheesemaker Jessica Little

Who better to get pairing recommendations from than a cheesemaking sommelier?

Last weekend, I went down to Georgia to visit one of my favorite people, Jessica Little of Sweet Grass Dairy. I wanted to discuss a cheese export program I’ve been developing and get her advice on one very important aspect of it: wine pairings for the cheeses. In addition to her and her family being stellar cheesemakers, Jessica is a Certified Sommelier through The Court of Master Sommeliers, and I knew she was the perfect person to go to for some knockout suggestions for this project.

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Hooked on Cheese: The Truth About Listeria & Raw Milk Cheese

Raw Milk Cheese

Listeria is a constant threat to any food product, even pasteurized cheese.

Recently, a certain artisan cheese made headlines when it caused the deaths of two people and sickened several more due to contamination from listeria bacteria. This is a tragic incident – for those who lost loved ones in such a sudden and unexpected way, of course, but for the creamery as well. Much was made of the tainted cheese being made from raw (unpasteurized) milk. However, this story is far more complicated than many of the news articles led readers to believe.

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