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Farmstead Cheese


The American Cheese Society classifies a cheese as “farmstead” if it is made with milk from the producer’s herd or flock and crafted on the farm where the animals are raised.

Example of Farmstead Cheese:

Dairy farmers believes that farmstead cheeses that have been made out of raw milk from their own farm must be aged appropriately so that it is safe to consume. Raw milk often contains undesirable bacteria that can be very dangerous when consumed.
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