Beyond Pimento: A Guide to Southern American Cheeses
The Southeast has seen a boom of small, independent creameries in recent years, and it may not be long before Dancing Fern, a pungent and oozy washed-rind cheese from Sequatchie Cove Creamery in Tennessee, is just as well-known as the region's beloved Pimento.
Amanda Parker of Murray’s Cheese Shop in New York says that her colleagues were blown away by some of the cheeses they tried at the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival in Nashville in early October. “There seems to be a lot more interest in the South, a lot more people being exposed to great cheeses.”
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