Making cheese predates recorded history, but artisan cheesemaking in the U.S. is a relatively new industry. According to a 2016 American Cheese Society (ACS) report, there are more than 900 artisan, farmstead and specialty cheesemakers operating in the United States. While a few artisan cheesemakers have been in business for over 100 years, the average has been making cheese for only 15 years.
The workshops are one of several food safety initiatives that are being offered through the Innovation Center for US Dairy to assure the dairy industry continues to provide consumers and channels a safe and nutritional food/beverage product.
June 3, 2014
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has scheduled two additional regional food safety workshops in a continued effort to provide food safety training to the artisan/farmstead cheesemaking segment of the dairy industry.
Basics of quality cheese manufacture with emphasis on artisan/farmstead cheese manufacture. Includes 1 day of hands-on cheese making activities, cheese sensory evaluation, and other considerations in starting a small scale cheese making business. Read More