It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Alemar Cheese Company and its founder/cheesemaker, Keith Adams. From devouring (ahem, we mean delicately snacking on) his soft-ripened Bent River and beer-washed Good Thunder to toasting a lively ACS experience, we’ve always had a good time chatting with Keith and talking about the future of artisan cheesemaking. Soon, Minnesota’s loss will be California’s gain, though. Keith announced this morning that he’ll be moving to Northern California later this year to start a new creamery focusing on English-style Cheddar. Luckily, Alemar Cheese will remain in Minnesota and be run under the capable hands of new head cheesemaker Craig Hageman.
Read more about Keith’s move and his plans for getting his Cheddar operation up and running over at the Heavy Table, where I’m a contributing writer, and share your thoughts about his announcement below. What does this mean for the future of Minnesota cheesemaking?