Cheesemaking was traditionally a task supervised by the women of the farm. Most mornings started with milking the animals and then bringing the milk into the kitchen to be preserved by transforming it into cheese. It was only after the advent of the industrial revolution that cheesemaking moved out of the kitchen and into the factory, thus becoming a profession dominated by men. In honor of Women’s History Month this March, we are celebrating the women in cheese who produce some of the great cheeses that we carry in the Cream Top Shop.
Creamery Cheese Shop Manager and American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional (read more about that coveted designation here) Tessie Ives-Wilson is here to share tips to help you create the perfect cheese plate for any holiday party.