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Cheese Runs in the Family: Jacobs Creamery

Jacobs Creamery: an up-and-coming cheesemaker in Oregon,

Photo: Jen Stevenson

“With a wink, Lisa Jacobs likes describing herself as “the world’s only Irish-Jewish cheesemaker.” But that unorthodox distinction is just one facet of her unlikely ascent from frustrated law student to artisan-dairy star.

In just five years, her Jacobs Creamery has gone from sneaking cheese production off-hours in a rural Oregon milk-bottling plant to churning out 600 pounds of the stuff every week — and finding fiercely loyal fans at farmers’ markets across Portland. “My first batch of cheese was Havarti, mainly because my dad liked it,” she laughed. “But I sold all of it.””

via Cheese Runs in the Family – Jew and the Carrot – Forward.com.

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