Raw Milk Cheese: More Popular, Greater Scrutiny

Raw Milk Cheese: More Popular, Greater Scrutiny

  Championed by advocates for taste and health benefits, raw milk cheese also faces increased scrutiny by regulators.

Gone are the glory days of neon orange processed cheese. Instead, consumers are more widely welcoming artisan cheeses — cheeses that focus on taste and the individual attention of a skilled craftsperson. Raw milk cheese, a specialized segment of artisan cheese made from unpasteurized milk, has been trickling into more retailers’ dairy offerings.

Raw milk cheese devotees say raw milk cheeses have a distinct richness and complex flavor; however, after several high-profile reca

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