American cheese has always been associated with industrial cheese: highly processed with milk and curd pooled from hundreds of dairy farms. Our government subsidizes quantity over quality, and this we know to be true.
However, despite this mass-consumption culture, American artisan and specialty cheese production is on the rise, and we are making our mark internationally as leaders in quality cheese production. Many of Jasper Hill Farm's cheeses have been ranked as World's Best, and I proudly sell their cheeses on our website. Jasper Hill's Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese (awarded World's Best Raw Cheese in 2014) makes up the stars of the American Flag cheese board I built on our Adagio Cheese Server. Rawstruck from Coach Farm (awarded American Cheese Society awards in 2014 and 2016) makes up the white stripes of the flag. It is soft-ripened raw goat's milk cheese that will soon be available on our website.
How To Support and Celebrate American Cheese Makers this Fourth Of July:
- Buy something washed rind (red-orange), something bloomy rind (white), and something blue!
- Add fruits and jams for an extra enforcement of color!
Nearly any European cheese has an American counterpart, and the American counterpart has its own distinct flavor and character. Ask your local cheese shop for the best of their selection, and you won't be disappointed.
To top it all off, our Cheese Grotto product line is manufactured in the USA, making your cheese experience at Fourth of July authentically American, in the best expression of the American dream.