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Tom Perry is the cheese sales manager for Shelburne Farms in Vermont. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Daphne Zepos Teaching Award, a scholarship that allowed him to study native microbe development and use in England, France, Switzerland, and the United States. Follow his cheese adventures on Instagram @thomasthemonger.

Cheese IQ: Going Native

Most cheesemakers today use commercial cultures. However, more makers are beginning to experiment with native cheese cultures.