The tradition of American cheeses dates back to the 17th Century English Puritan dairy farmers who brought over the craft from the Old World. It order to preserve milk, they made it into cheese.
In giving thanks to new artisanal producers who respect age old traditions, Find. Eat. Drink. asked cheesemonger Amy Thompson of Lucy's Whey in New York City to share her favorite cheeses for putting together an All-American festive cheese plate.