In August, Wisconsin-based Rush Creek Reserve announced it would stop making its popular raw milk cheese, due to uncertainty over pending FDA regulations related to raw cheese.
“Food safety officials have been unpredictable, at best, in their recent treatment of soft, raw-milk cheeses, and until our industry is given clear and consistent guidance, we are forced to stop making these cheeses,” said co-owner Andy Hatch.
He added that he hoped the halt in production would be temporary, but loyal customers have already taken to Twitter to express their outrage: @cheesegeek wrote, “The premature death of Rush Creek Reserve is the canary in the coal mine for all American raw milk cheeses.”
The Campaign for Real Milk is a project of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a nutrition education non-profit based in Washington, D.C. To learn more about raw milk and other nutrient dense foods, attend one of the upcoming Wise Traditions conferences.
First it was our grains from millet to whole wheat and now our milks raw we’ve been drinking for thousands of years our health is our wealth and I’m not giving it up I like close to the original as possible please continue to produce your best I love Wisconsin and its known for cheese please keep it real real real we’re losing ours origins to people who have their own wants farmers rule farmers rule farmers rule be blessed