By Heather Paxson
Cheese is alive, and alive with that means. Heather Paxson's fantastically written anthropological research of yankee artisanal cheesemaking tells the tale of ways craftwork has develop into a brand new resource of cultural and monetary worth for manufacturers in addition to shoppers. Dairy farmers and artisans inhabit an international during which their colleagues and collaborators are a wild solid of characters, together with crops, animals, microorganisms, relatives, staff, and consumers. As "unfinished" commodities, dwelling items whose characteristics aren't totally settled, hand-crafted cheeses embrace a mixture of new and previous rules approximately style and cost. by means of exploring the lifetime of cheese, Paxson is helping reconsider the politics of meals, land, and hard work at the present time.