October is American Cheese Month.  Being in the midwest, we are close to a lot of place where cheese is produced.  Pinconning, Michigan is famous for their cheeses, and perhaps a dairy farm near you has their products end up in your grilled cheese sandwich or pizza.

 

When most of us think of American Cheese, we automatically think cheddar.  We do love our cheddar cheese, but many cheesemakers in the U.S. have  broadened their horizons and make many types of artisan cheeses.

So during the month of October pick up some American cheese from your local grocer or market.  Doesn't matter if it's a chunk of Velveeta or something fancy.  Say "cheese" to America and buy delicious products made right here.

Want to know more about American Cheese?  Visit www.cheesesociety.org