Janet Fletcher will teach a cheesy double header at the 8th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival. In this seminar, San Francisco Chronicle cheese columnist Janet Fletcher will lead you on a guided tour of the rind kingdom. Cheese rinds tell a story—a tale of local microflora, culture, cellar handling and cheesemaker vision. You will taste cheeses with a wide variety of rinds, learn how the rinds developed and what they tell you. The seminar will explore the difficult decisions cheese makers face when transforming milk into cheese; one of the key decisions being the type of rind they choose for their cheese. The presence or absence of a rind, and the type of rind, has a major influence on how the cheese will develop.