You hear the words “artisan” and “artisanal” thrown around a lot these days. What do those words really mean?
According to The New Food Lover’s Companion, artisanal food is “primarily handmade and produced in small batches by traditional, predominantly non-mechanical methods.” They go on to say that “superior fresh, natural and local ingredients and attention to detail and excellence are all part of the artisan tradition.”
Artisan cheese makers support traditional jobs, healthy farming practices, and the noble art of making something carefully, beautifully, and skillfully.
At Edgewood Creamery we are thankful for our cheese makers Melissa Fletcher and Kelly Hayes, who delicately handcraft all of our artisan cheeses. They are hard at work after a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!