Ruth DeCoster visits with Sarah Spring – nice video of Sarah making her cheese and talking about the ups and downs of being a small artisan maker.
Sarah Spring, cheese maker and owner of Spring Day Creamery in Durham, had just unpacked her wares at her first winter market in Lewiston. I left quite happily — a new customer with marinated cheese curds and a small tub of garlic/herb fromage blanc in tow.
Spring is a retired school teacher who began making batches of cheese in 2005 for her own use — to share with family and friends. In 2008, she became licensed and inspected by the Maine Department of Agriculture and in the years since has built up a loyal following of customers at several farmers markets.
Her appreciation of fresh cheese started during the 15 years she lived and worked in France. She lived in a small village in the Brie region, she said. “You never saw a table that didn’t have at least seven cheeses on it!”
Visit Spring Day Creamery online.
Congrats to Sarah for Spring Day Creamery winning 1st place for its Vie en Rose mixed rind cheese in the original recipe category at the American Cheese Society 2012 competition in Raleigh, North Carolina!