Farmstead vs. Artisan

diane@dobsondesign.com | Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 | No Comments »

Artisinal cheeses— 

an unofficial industry coinage denoting cheeses made on a limited scale with a high degree of handcrafting.

Farmstead cheeses-

a more specific term lim­ited to cheeses made on a farm entirely of the milk of that farm’s own herd or flock. “Farmstead” is to cheese as “estate-bottled” is to wine or olive oil. These are the most prestigious of the artisan cheeses, the costliest to produce, and fetch the highest price.

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