In today's fast-paced and commoditized world, the small-batch authenticity of artisan cheese has turned the category into a rising star
Artisan cheese certainly qualifies as “Slow Food,” but sales of it are anything but slow. Indeed, artisan cheese — defined as cheese “handmade in small batches with respect for the tradition of the cheese” — is the fastest-growing segment of the booming cheese industry, with some sources estimating that sales have climbed by double-digit percentages for the last couple of years. Exact figures are difficult to come by, since the very nature of the products — handmade and often hand-cut ...
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