World Cheese Day: How these artisanal cheesemakers in India are handcrafting creamy cheese differently

Cheddar crusted with a spicy molagapodi, authentic Italian cheese in Tamil Nadu and Swiss cheese infused with Himalayan pink salt. As the world celebrates International Cheese Day on June 4, artisanal cheesemakers from all around the country tell us what got them to make cheese and their most unique flavours.  

Gouda on you
Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu has been popular for making some of the finest cheese in the country. With the Kodai Cheese Factory being among the most popular ones, Caroselle Cheese has also emerged over the years. Founded by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet in the 1990s, it is currently run by three women — Patricia Heidt, Patti Anne Tower and Dutch cheesemaker Hanneke Tubben Kroon, who has been handcrafting cheese for them for the last decade. While they have shifted their cheese factory to Trichy, they have an interesting free Cheese Tasting program at their Pethuparai facility in Kodaikanal, which sees many people visit every day. While there is a huge demand for Parmesan from Caroselle Cheese, it is the classic Dutch Gouda cheese with peppercorns, which is also the most popular cheese as it appeals to the Indian palate. Rs 250 onwards for 200 gms. Read more

Source web page: New Indian Express

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