A Cheese Buying Primer
If you're new to the world of cheese, navigating the counter can feel a little overwhelming. This cheesy guide from Serious Eats and The American Cheese Society lays it all out as simply as possible -- mass produced cheese, specialty cheese, artisan cheese, and farmstead cheese. Already schooled? Pass it along to your less-informed friends! Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to cheese.
How is a novice cheese lover supposed to tell the difference between a mass-produced cheese and a farmstead cheese? (Besides the prettier packaging?) To make matters worse, plenty of people mix up the terms, causing even more confusion.
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