Notable "cheese routes"
In researching Anton Holzinger I ran across a reference to the Allgäu Cheese Route: http://www.viariva.com/de/route/Allg%...
Marin and Sonoma County now have a cheese map with suggested routes, and there's a cheese route in British Columbia as well.
Anyone have any experience with cheese routes, either designed by the dairies or put together on your own?
Okanagan (British Columbia) cheese trail: http://www.andyshay.com/my_weblog/2009/04/okanagan-cheese-trail.html
Marin/Sonoma (Northern California) cheese trail(s): http://cheesetrail.org/
Winding our way through the Alps a few years ago driving from Beaune to my hosts' home in Geneva, it would have been hard to avoid the dairies in the Jura.
I skipped Laughing Cow's factory, shown here,
While we were in rush, I did ask to make a stop at one of the ones along our route, Fromagerie de Lajoux. Not that I recognized the name, but it looked quaint and was on our side of the road.
It's milk truck had just pulled in, transporting the milk collected from cows in the neighborhood. In March, there was still a lot of snow on the ground. As you can see, this is a small scale delivery.
We bought a hunk of Bleu de Gex here,
On the wall at the creamery was this poster showing the cheese route of the Haut-Jura. Somewhere at home, I have the brochure with the map.
There is a munster route in alsace, a gruyere route near Chateau Gruyere, and many in the Auvergne for Cantal and Salers that l recall. also Ossau-Iraty valleys in the Pyrenees have many as well.
l suspect there are many, many in France, Spain( do remember Manchego), Italy and elsewhere.