The FDA has declared that no one should consume raw dairy for any reason. So, it’s not surprising that they have come down hard on raw milk artisan cheese makers like Estrella Family Creamery in Washington state. In the interview below, radio host (and local Weston A. Price chapter leader) Shonagh Home interviews Kelli Estrella to get the inside story of the FDA’s heavy handedness.
You absolutely MUST listen to this interview!
In another example, the FDA hounded her for her recipes. Kelli balked. She’s an artisan cheese maker. She doesn’t use recipes. “It’s not like I’m making chocolate chip cookies,” she said.
Even at the farmer’s markets, new rules state that cheeses have to be stored at under 40 degrees. If they’re not, they can shut you down. Nevermind that during the entire cheesemaking process, these cheeses are aged and stored at 55 degrees.
And, if you’d like to support the Estrella Family financially during this difficult time of lost sales, destroyed inventory, and legal fees, please consider donating any amount here. Even $5 helps!
(photo by FL4Y)