I wanted to direct your attention to a recently created website called Cheese by Hand. Cheese affineur Sasha Davies of Murray's Cheese Co. in New York and her wine expert husband Michael Claypool have started the site to chronicle their four-month cross country trip which starts in April. On the trip, they'll be stopping and interviewing cheesemakers, helping out with cheesemaking, visiting farmer's markets and talking to retailers about what they do and why.
The journey is part of Sasha and Michael's larger effort to promote artisan cheesemakers and educate consumers about our nation's agricultural systems and processes. This promises to be a compelling site to follow as Sasha and Michael make their way across the country, from New York to the West Coast.