Cheese and Champagne began as a tasting journal by two cheese-obsessed friends as we tasted our way through the Wine Spectator “100 Great Cheeses” list. Having tasted 97 of the 100, plus a good number “off the list,” we have discovered new favorites and an undying love for the craft of cheesemaking. Whether farmstead, artisanal, raw milk or pasteurized, the greatest lesson we have learned is that our education in cheese is only just beginning. As of 2011, we are turning our attention to real American cheese — artisanal cheeses and the people who make them, from the classic dairy states of Wisconsin and California to the upstarts in Georgia, Vermont and the Pacific Northwest. It’s an exciting time to be a cheeselover in America, and we’ll continue bringing you the freshest, stinkiest, creamiest and most pungent new finds here on CheeseandChampagne.com.
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Thanks so much for your support, and please stick around to explore. (And bear with us as we work out the kinks in the new site.)
Colleen & Jill