Over the years we’ve been asked many questions about cheese. In the shop, we love to work one-on-one with our customers to share our passion and knowledge. In this section, we attempt to provide a taste of that passion and knowledge for our internet customers. If you have questions about cheese that you don’t see answered here, feel free to send us an email and we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

A Brief History of Cheese

Cheese production came after the domestication of farm animals somewhere around 8,000 -6,000 BCE in the "Fertile Crescent" area straddling Europe and Asia. It is very likely that the first animals whose milk was consumed were goats and sheep.

Building a Cheese Plate

Learn the basics about building the perfect cheese plate whether for yourself or someone special.

Caring for Your Cheese

Once you've selected your favorite cheeses, caring for them is easy if you follow these tips.

How Cheese is Made

Learn how cheese is made, the hard work that goes into producing each wheel, and the time and care involved in ripening each cheese to perfection.

Types of Cheese

Discover how we categorize cheeses.

Cheese Articles

Creative Cheese Pairings

Cheesemaking: Raw, Thermized, or Pasteurized Milk

Raw Milk Appreciation Day: Highlighting our Favorite Raw Milk Cheese!

Farm Spotlight: Ruggles Hill Creamery

2015 Staff Top Picks for Artisan Cheese, Small-Batch Jams and Other Specialty Foods!

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