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Janet Fletcher

Janet Fletcher

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Cheese Focus: Understanding Ashed Cheeses

Cheese Focus: Understanding Ashed Cheeses

From its history in the Loire Valley to its recent (mostly resolved) FDA issues, there is much to know about this beautiful type of cheese.  Ash has been part(...)
Cheese Focus: Cheese Boards Transformed

Cheese Focus: Cheese Boards Transformed

The cheese board has gotten a fashion facelift. Make that an extreme style reboot. Gone are the days when a cheesemonger could satisfy a customer by lining(...)
Cheese Focus: A New Age for Swiss Cheese

Cheese Focus: A New Age for Swiss Cheese

A major governmental change has propelled cheesemakers in Switzerland to move beyond Gruyère and Appenzeller to create innovative, exciting varieties.  Who’s(...)
Cheese Focus: How American Cheesemakers Are Using Craft Beer

Cheese Focus: How American Cheesemakers Are Using Craft Beer

Beer in the curd, on the rind, and even on the wheel’s leaf wrap is adding a signature scent and flavor to several new cheeses.  Most cheese specialists have(...)
Cheese Focus: Lessons from Pioneering Cheesemongers

Cheese Focus: Lessons from Pioneering Cheesemongers

From choosing the right product mix to learning about location the hard way, these four experts share their stories and tips for launching a groundbreaking(...)
Cheese Focus: WA’s Emerging Producers

Cheese Focus: WA’s Emerging Producers

Cheesemakers are relishing the freedom to create and innovate with local ingredients like craft cider and beer. By Janet Fletcher Long known for offering(...)
Cheese Focus: Cheese, American-Style

Cheese Focus: Cheese, American-Style

Fresh ideas in mixed-milk varieties and creatively flavored washes and wraps are differentiating a group of U.S. originals that pay homage to, but also stand(...)
Cheese Focus: Up in Smoke

Cheese Focus: Up in Smoke

From newer American cheeses to European classics, specialty smoked varieties are proving they have a place at the table. An important category in supermarkets,(...)
Cheese Focus: New York State of Cheese

Cheese Focus: New York State of Cheese

From upstate treasures to a stellar product born out of a Brooklyn apartment, big things are happening with cheese in the Empire State. Vermont may soon have(...)
Cheese Focus: Cheeses for the Chef [Video]

Cheese Focus: Cheeses for the Chef [Video]

These specialty varieties offer the flavor, convenience, and consistency needed to be successful in the kitchen—and on the plate. Specialty cheese producers(...)
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