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WATCH: So What Is Artisan Cheese, Anyway?

First, let’s get one thing straight: there’s nothing inherently snobby about a good piece of cheese. If you care about quality, about craft, about tradition, about small farmers, respect for animals, and the soil, your food choices should reflect that. And that’s before we even talk about how much better it tastes.

So if you’re wondering what exactly goes into a wedge of artisan cheese, this must-watch-for-foodies short film from Cheese Chick, filmed at Portland’s Wedge Festival in 2009, explains. (Hint: it’s not rGBH)

Filmed on location at Portland’s Wedge Festival in 2009 and at Artisan Creameries throughout Oregon, Northwest Artisan Cheesemakers talk about what “Artisan” means to them.

(Hat tip to author Gordon Edgar via


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