Endangered Cheeses: How Do You Save Rare Types?
Internationally, there's an amazing amount of artisan cheeses -- but some are sadly disappearing. France alone has had over 50 traditional cheeses cease production in the past 30 years. So what can we do to save these rare, "endangered" cheeses? Get hungry.
So when a cheese is threatened with extinction, it seems counter-intuitive to eat more of it. But people should, says the American Cheese Society's Rebecca Sherman Orozco.
"An expression often heard within the food industry is, 'you've got to eat it to save it', and that certainly applies to cheese," she says.
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