We love cheese. From the incredible creations of local producers to the classic wheels aged to perfection, cheese is a dairy delight.
What makes cheese great is that there are so many types suited so well for so many purposes. Full-fat cheeses are some of our favorites. The way to think about cheeses is simply to focus on how they are made and how long they're aged. If you prefer young cheeses, you'll love goat cheese, ricotta, or mascarpone; if soft-ripened cheeses are more your style, you may enjoy cheeses like Camembert, or brie; what's left are aged cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano, or manchego.
Once you understand the type of cheese, it is also easy to improvise in the kitchen, substituting one similar type of cheese for another. So whether it is something to top a burger cooking on the grill, or a way to create a tray of the perfect party appetizers, the range and variety of cheeses means that there is an almost unlimited array of flavors, tastes, and textures literally at your fingertips. Given the focus on great, local American-made cheeses, you might even find some of those amazing creations are being produced right in your back yard.