Cheesemaker: Edgewood Creamery in Purdy, Missouri

At Edgewood Creamery in Purdy, Missouri, the Fletcher family produces high-quality cow’s-milk cheeses: mild and sharp Cheddars, Ozark Mountain Blue, cheese curds and fromage blanc. Try the milk and honey fromage blanc on your next bagel. (Photo by Jonathan Gayman)

Edgewood Creamery, edgewoodcreamery.com

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