Lori Greene, one of the founders of the Cooper-Young Farmers Market, is passionate about cheese. When the market started a few years ago, she really wanted a local cheesemaker to be a vendor.
“There’s a real desert around Memphis for cheesemakers,” Greene says. “It’s not a real easy thing to get into. There are a lot of regulations and costly equipment, which can require a big investment up front.”
In addition, Greene explains that most dairies stay busy enough just caring for their herd. “It can tie you down,” she says.