But, you get our point. Times have changed dramatically when it comes to good cheese in America.
Today, that's all changed in the U.S. The artisanal cheese category is big in America--and growing in popularity with consumers. Artisanal and gourmet cheeses also are being produced by hundreds of small cheese makers throughout the country, and even by a number of major cheese manufacturing and marketing companies.
U.S. food retailers stocking more artisanal cheese varieties
Food retailers of all formats--from mainstream supermarkets, to natural foods stores and upscale grocers, to deli's and even convenience stores, are selling American-produced varieties of high-end gourmet and artisanal cheeses most wouldn't have considered merchandising just 10 years ago.
Safeway and SuperValu taking a bite out of the artisanal cheese market