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Affinage Caves: Willi Lehner & Chris Roelli in Wisconsin

Wisconsin cheese friends Chris Roelli and Willi Lehner are featured in a La Crosse local news video on their cheese caves and why they matter in maturing cheese.

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Affinage is a French term that means the act of maturing and ripening cheese, an art that enhances both flavor and texture of the cheese. In recent years a few Wisconsin cheesemakers have built temperature and humidity controlled affinage caves to age out their cheeses.

“What I’m doing here is nothing really radically new, but curing cheese underground; there’s not many of us doing it,”  says Willi Lehner a Cheesemaker at Bleu Mont Dairy near Blue Mounds.

With artisan cheese increasing in popularity, cheesemakers are turning to proven methods to help their cheese stand out.

via Affinage Caves: Wisconsin Dairy News – WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |.


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