Raw Milk Might Be Sent Out to Pasteur

By on Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Artisan cheesemakers in the U.S. might have to contend with new rules that will hinder the use of raw milk, an ingredient many cheesemakers value for its earthy, of-a-place flavors, according to a story by William Neuman in today’s New York Times. The move by the FDA is in response to a few yet-to-be-pinpointed outbreaks of E. coli in cheese this past year– but critics say the possible new regulations will do everything to curdle a growing industry, and nothing for safety.

Written by Amy Zavatto

Amy Zavatto, Toque's East Coast editor, is a food, wine, spirits and travel writer for books and magazines.

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