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Mary’s Dairy Diary January 2013


The days slowly lengthen, the sun creeps a little higher at noon and wider at dawn and dusk. The dark mornings have me slow to wake, the dark evenings tricksy – is it six or midnight? I drove my car one dark evening along a lane, came to water over the road. In the dark […]

brick side of Carr Valley Cheese Factory with yellow lettering and cow colored picnic table

American Cheese: Carr Valley Cheese


With over 600 varieties of cheese produced in Wisconsin, one maker stands out from the rest: Carr Valley Cheese

Consider Bardwell farm next to a clear, reflective lake on a spring day

American Cheese: Consider Bardwell Farm


With over 40 artisanal cheesemakers, Vermont has the highest cheesemakers per capita in the US, and Consider Bardwell exemplifies the region’s cheesemaking

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American Cheese: Goat Lady Dairy


Nestled in the Piedmont region lies Goat Lady Dairy, a bustling farm that happens to make award-winning farmstead goat cheese

American Cheese: Mozzarella Company


The most challenging part of opening the Mozzarella Company was selling the cheese, since the southwest market was unfamiliar with fresh mozzarella in the 80’s