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Book: The Life of Cheese by Heather Paxson

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Book: The Life of Cheese by Heather Paxson


An anthropological study of modern artisanal cheesemaking in the US. 

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A beautifully written anthropological study of American artisanal cheesemaking, and how craftwork has become a new source of cultural and economic value for both producers and consumers. Heather Paxson looks at the resurgence in our industry and delves into the drivers of recent growth, as well as repercussions for rural economies. Heather Paxson is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT. 

303 pages, published 2013 University of CA press. This book ships for free via UPS ground. If ordered with cheese, our default shipping rates for perishables apply.