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Soft Cheeses of Summer
By Marie Flannagan, TC Taste, MN Monthly Online
July 23, 2013


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Big Woods Blue is the centerfold in the fall 2012 issue of CULTURE magazine!


CULTURE , the word on cheese magazine has selected a delicious combination of Big Woods Blue cheese, Ames Buckwheat Honey and Urban Ovens crackers. Bold and creamy Big Woods Blue combines unexpected depth and classic blue sharpness with a buttery, subtle sweetness. Named for the Big Woods forest opposite the farm, this is an award-winning sheep's milk cheese that hits the palate like fireworks but finishes smooth and mellow. 
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5 Best American-Made Cheeses for Thanksgiving:
Have a Cheesy Thanksgiving With American-Made Cheeses
By Sasha Davies, Bon Appetit, The Feed
November 20, 2012
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Big Woods Blue: How it is Made
By James Norton, web exclusive for Culture, the word on cheese
Fall 2012
A peek inside the make room during a Big Woods Blue make. 
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Finding Minnesota: Award Winning Artisan Cheese at Shepherd's Way

WCCO 
February 2012
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Cheeses You've Never Heard Of (But Should Try Immediately)
By Garret McCord, Huffington Post
February 3, 2012
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Cheese Trend Outlook: Cheeses to Watch
By Janet Fletcher for Specialty Food 
January 2012
Cheeses gaining attention from retailers include Big Woods Blue...
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Dining with Dara: Cheese from Shepherd's Way Farms
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Tom Crann MPR
December 8, 2011
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Eat, Drink and Be Local
By Rick Nelson, Star Tribune
December 17. 2009
Give the gift of farmstead cheeses, from the CSA program at Shepherd's Way Farms in Nerstrand,
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Paydirt: Money Where Your Mouth Is
By Kara McGuire, Star Tribune
October 17, 2009
Slow money is a movement to invest in what you eat. Fed up with the stock market? Sick of greedy megabanks and Wall Street bailouts? Then take your money and invest in what you eat. That's the idea behind slow money, a movement coming into its own at a time when interest in local food is rising and exasperation over a global financial system gone wild is high.
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The Food Artist of the Year is Clear: Shepherd's Way Farms makes a glorious art of cheese, and survival

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
December 28, 2007 (City Pages)
When City Pages asked me to name an artist of the year, one thought rang out in my mind like a church bell's peal: Shepherd's Way Farms, Jodi Ohlsen Read and Stephen Read, no question, no second thought, they're the ones.

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