I love cheese...almost any cheese. While I've fancied all the wonderful imported stuff we have access to in the US, alas, my wallet cannot support such an ongoing habit.
Lately, I've noticed some domestic cheeses coming to the forefront--winning awards, being served at top restaurants, etc. Not only would I like to support these domestic cheesemakers (or is there a fancier term?), but I'm hoping their cheeses will be more affordable since it's closer to home.
So...what are your favorite domestic cheeses/makers? I haven't sampled enough to declare a favorite, but recently tried Cypress Grove's Humboldt Fog Chevre (see link) based in Arcata, CA and was pretty impressed. Well-ripened w/ a ribbon of charcoal-colored ash between the snow-white chevre (see pic). Tasted like a cross btwn. chevre and bleu cheese. YUM!
Say your cheese and make me smile :-)