I’m old, irritable and lactose intolerant but I love fancy cheese. Fancy cheese is also the backbone of the economy where I live and killing the gourmet cheese market would destroy the economy of northern New England. A few years ago the price for wholesale milk collapsed in New England and to survive many small farms turned to producing artisan cheese to stay alive because they could sell cheese for a lot more money than milk. Now that the FDA has decided to go all nuts on cheese producers using wooden boards for aging we are in a whole lot of trouble.
Why you should care about artisan cheese!
Many artisan cheese producers are located in blue states or in regions of swing states that typically elect democrats.
Artisan cheese production is pretty much the only reason small farms exist in New England.
I enjoy Velveeta but savor the cheese made by my neighbors.
The death of artisan cheese means the death of small farms which means small farms turn into housing developments. No.
I’m trolling the cheese making department of a small Vermont college I perceive as toxic and classist. If artisan cheese goes away, I won’t be able to do that.
I said so.