Saturday, January 7, 2012
The Estrella Family
The Estrella Family Creamery was a mainstay at farmer’s markets in the Seattle area with their raw milk artisan cheeses produced from the milk of their own grass-fed cows. They have caves where they age their cheese, and at one point in the past there was apparently one positive test for Listeria among the cave that has their soft cheeses, which is completely separate from the other three caves that house their aged cheeses. Nevertheless, the FDA sent in federal marshals that arrived when only the children were home, and they condemned the entire farm. Today their existence is threatened. Watch this short film from the owners of the farm.
Read more of this article here.
Read how some people in Maine are reacting to the Estrella's story here.