Is cheesemaking "women's work?"


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Is cheesemaking "women's work?"

Gary Soup | Mar 3, 2007 07:54 AM

In reviewing the list of participants in the upcoming Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma I noticed that 18 of 23 "Cheesemakers and cheese experts" listed as presenters are women. This is consistent with my observations at boutique farmers' markets as well, where women seem to be doing all the presenting and sales.

Any theories on this? Do women have an affinity with cheese, or is artisan cheesemaking just a trendy hobby among bored Wine Country housewives?

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