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There are over 50 flavors of cheese that are made in Ohio s Amish country. The most notable are Amish Swiss Sharp Swiss Baby Swiss Amish Butter Cheese Colby Farmers Cheese Jack Cheese Marble (Colby Jack) and Yogurt Cheese. They also produce numerous variations of each including smoked varieties and cheeses infused with peppers onions and bacon to name a few. A byproduct of the cheese making process is also butterfat which is used to make Amish Butter the best butter most will ever taste. But the Amish level of patience and dedication does not only apply to dairy products. Their religion discourages them from worldly pursuits so their ultimate goal in everything they do is perfection rather than profit.
The cows are hormone free and they feed on natural grasses native to the valleys of northern Ohio that have never been sprayed with pesticides. The average Amish farm has only ten cows so they can be more closely monitored. The milk is delivered to the cheese makers in numbered cans that can be traced back to the exact farm and even the exact cow it came from. This provides a quality control system that prevents any sub-standard milk from entering the supply but does not affect the distinctive Amish farming methods. Cheese making is an art and a science so some modern technology has been added to the final cheese production process to ensure a sanitary and healthful product. But the technology has all been carefully introduced so as not to affect the quality of the cheese.
We now live in a society whose greatest value has become productivity. We get our news from short sound bites from the internet or TV now instead of reading the paper. We rarely read books anymore. We listen to them while we are stuck in traffic trying to get to work so we can get as much done in as little time as possible. The products we buy are made with the same goal in mind: maximum efficiency. But those who produce the few products that we still make in the U.S. whose ultimate goal is maximum efficiency seem to have lost their standard of quality. They make it fast but what happened to the concept of taking your time and doing it right? Some things just cannot be made fast without sacrificing quality. One of those products is cheese. Mass produced cheeses all seem to have the same "tinny" metallic taste.