Cheesemaking ephemera (aka trivial pursuits of the curdish kind)

For those of you interested in the historical perspective of cheesemaking, I have come across a YouTube segment showing how cheesemakers high in the Swiss Alps still make mountain cheese. It’s not the sanitary cheesemaking style of artisans in Europe and the US, and it would never pass any inspection, but it’s authentic to how cheese has been made for centuries, and interesting in its own right. For those who have eaten Swiss mountain cheeses, it doesn’t take away from the appeal or charm (except for those who don’t like Swiss “country music”):

On the other end of the spectrum, here’s 8 min of footage from a small cheesemaker in Switzerland who adheres to more modern techniques and more sanitary measures:

I never tire of watching cheesemakers and doing it myself:)


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