Master cheesemaker hosting program on Jersey-milk artisan cheese in June


REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Jeffrey P. Roberts, principal consultant for the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese, will present the opening program of the 2008 annual meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. in Asheville, N.C.

In his seminar at 3 p.m. June 25, Roberts will relate Jersey-specific insights about regional and national trends in artisan cheesemaking, the types of cheeses being produced and marketing directions.

Guided tasting

He will also conduct a guided tasting of artisan cheeses using only Jersey milk cheeses.

The seminar will be held at Asheville’s Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Resort. It is free and open to the public.

There is a charge of $15 for the guided tasting, with a limit of 100 tickets available.

Roberts helped establish the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese at the University of Vermont, Burlington. It is the nation’s first and only comprehensive center devoted to artisan cheese.

He is also a national director of Slow Food USA.

The North Carolina Jersey Breeders Association is the host for the 2008 national Jersey meetings, which conclude June 28 at the 51st National Heifer Sale for the benefit of national Jersey youth development programs.


A complete schedule of events and meeting registration form are available at and Early-bird registration and hotel rates are available until May 23.


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