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In Celebration of American Cheese Month

A gorgeous American artisan cheese platter

A gorgeous American artisan cheese platter

  • A gorgeous American artisan cheese platter
  • Reading Raclette from Vermont

By Alex Tillotson, contributor

October 7th, 2012

October is American Cheese Month and one of my favorite cheese bloggers, Tenaya, of the blog Madame Fromage has got a beautiful cheese board perfect for this celebration of American cheese artisans. 

And no, just to be clear, I'm not talking about that processed yellow American cheese found at fast-food chains around the country. This stuff is the real deal.

Like Reading Raclette from Spring Brook Farm in Reading, Vermont, which Madame describes perfectly as follows:

"Raclette is to warm potatoes what Jagermeister is to old ladies' handbags. In other words, a comfort. It's herby, sweet, and robust in an onion-meets-beef kind of way. You can serve it in a thousand versatile ways: melt it on toast, bake it in mac'n cheese, or just eat it on baguette with a little whole grain mustard and speck (smoked ham, thinly shaved) - my favorite after-work snack. Add a pint of dark beer and a jar of gherkins, and never look back."

I mean, seriously, can this woman talk about cheese or what? Are all you turophiles out there drooling as much as I am? Thought so.

Check out Madame Fromage today and join us in celebrating all that is American Cheese Month!

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