Branched Oak Fram Nebraska

Branched Oak Farm Nebraska

Branched Oak Farm Nebraska  – 50 States of Cheese series The Bohemian Alps in eastern Nebraska have produced numerous legends down the ages.  Native American tribes made their living in the area before Czech and German settlers moved in to give the Bohemian Alps their name.  Today the quiet villages break up the vastness of the […]

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flathead lake cheese

Flathead Lake Cheese Montana

50 States of Cheese -Flathead Lake Cheese Montana So…. You’re hanging out in the hot tub, under the desert sun.  Time to dream about going on a crazy adventure with your spouse, gambling on a new life to try something new.  How about a solar powered cheese making facility, up in the wilds of Montana, […]

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Star Thrower Farm Minnesota

50 States of Cheese – Star Thrower Farm Minnesota The small farming community of Glencoe has a little history that shows cheese might just be in its blood.  While Minnesotans might not possess the same cheese making reputation as their Wisconsin neighbors just over the Mississippi river, Glencoe did have a creamery built way back in […]

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Mauthe's Progress Milk Barn

Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn Mississippi

50 States of Cheese – Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn Mississippi Kenny and Jamie Mauthe had everything stacked against them.  Kenny, a third generation dairy farmer, must have thought he’d seen and heard it all, his family making a living managing a dairy herd in the Deep South for many decades.  Starting out with the family farm […]

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Leelanau Cheese Company Michigan

Leelanau Cheese Company Michigan

Leelanau Cheese Company Michigan – Cheese Maker’s Spotlight 50 States of Cheese Series When we think of Raclette two things spring to mind.  One is endless Alpine pastures, snow-covered chalets with healthy, happy Swiss families tending to their cow herds in seasonal rhythms handed down from generation to generation.  The other image has spawned from […]

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cricket creek farm

Cricket Creek Farm Massachusetts

Cricket Creek Farm Massachusetts – 50 States of Cheese One quiet corner of Massachusetts has a growing cheese making venture for the twenty first century- Cricket Creek Farm.  Cricket Creek Farm is not your typical, sleepy New England farmstead with an extensive history of cheese making.  Topher Sabot, his family and friends have worked tirelessly since […]

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firefly farms Maryland

Firefly Farms Maryland – Cheese Making Spotlight

Firefly Farms Maryland – Cheese Maker’s Spotlight Maryland is famous for a few things.  Goats are NOT one of them.  However, one successful cheese making venture in the north west of the state is quickly changing all that.  FireFly Farms has become a popular destination for tourists and cheese fanatics visiting the Maryland Mountain region.  […]

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Creelman Farm Creamery Vinalhaven Maine

Creelman Farm Creamery Vinalhaven Maine

Creelman Farm Creamery Vinalhaven Maine   – 50 States of Cheese The beautiful Maine island of Vinalhaven is not the first place that springs to mind when the topic is cheese.  An hour and fifteen minute ferry ride from Rockland, this island of barely twelve hundred people has gone over forty years since they had a […]

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Belle Ècorce Farms- tres belle chevre cheese

Belle Ècorce Farms – Tres Belle Chevre – Louisiana

50 States Of Cheese -Belle Ècorce Farms – Tres Belle Chevre – Louisiana Wanda Barras loves animals and they love her.  Her small farmstead, Belle Ècorce Farms just outside St Martinville, is right in the heart of Cajun Country in South Louisiana, a place of warm summers and rolling pastures.  With a background working with […]

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Good Shepherd Cheese 2

Good Shepherd Cheese Kentucky – Cheese Maker’s Spotlight

Good Shepherd Cheese Kentucky- 50 States of Cheese Cheese Maker’s Spotlight Some things are just meant to be. Sanford and Colleen Dotson were working in other jobs with one eye on retirement, not knowing really what the other was thinking. Sanford had grown up on a modest hillside farm in Kentucky with his dad bringing in […]

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