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Michael Salzman has worked in the artisan cheese industry since completing a cheesemaking apprenticeship in Switzerland. He has made award-winning cheeses at creameries in Missouri, Georgia, and California. He currently works in operations at Green Dirt Farm.

California Telere

Teleme: Franklin’s Edition


I’m driving through dense morning fog in California’s San Joaquin Valley, slowly maneuvering my car, searching for road signs and landmarks scribbled down on the back of an old envelope. My eyes spot the sun, a white orb only slightly brighter than the dewy air around it. I can look directly at it without squinting.   This hazy valley is the heart of California Big Ag country. It’s home to the World Ag Expo, the largest milk processing center in California, and […]