Woodcock Farm

LONDONDERRY, Vt. — It's a beautiful Saturday morning in early June here at the farmer's market. The early summer clouds that had threatened rain all morning have just blown away, and the sun shines on small stands filled with vendors selling dark wildflower honey, pastured duck eggs, organic hoop-house heirloom tomatoes and artisanal cheese from several different producers.

At one stand, Mark Fisher grins while an old woman from a neighboring town raves about his herbed sheep feta. On his folding table sits a spread of hard and soft cheeses, including a

The Cheese Nun

Keep an eye out next week for Pat Thompson's 2003 Documentary "The Cheese Nun," playing on your local PBS station. The 52 minute documentary follows Sister Noella Marcellino, artisanal cheesemaker at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Connecticut. "While making a 20,000-mile odyssey through some of the most remote cheesemaking regions of France, little did she realize that she was on her way to becoming a leading international expert in the art of natural-milk cheesemaking."

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Artisanal Cheesemaking on the Rise

The Home News Tribune, out of central New Jersey, posted a story the other day about the recent growth of the artisanal cheese business. The article mentions Franklin Peluso, maker of the famous Teleme cheese, who recently relocated to Maine from California. According to the article, "U.S. cheese consumption grew from

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