There are some excellent cheeses made in the U. S. in small operations.
One of the best I have had is a cheddar (the Original)from Oregon State University (Food Dept).
New, look up their Beaver Classic cheese which can be ordered online- an alpine type cheese:
"The original" (described above), mozzarella, Hop, Swiss, and some smoked.
Information on ordering which opens Sept. 5 at-
Washington State University, Cougar Gold, in cans, is superb. Can keep for 10 years unopened in the fridge.
$18. for 30 oz can. Order at cougarcheese.wsu.edu
Their classic grilled cheese sandwiches:
8 slices sourdough bread
4 tablespoons butter, room temp.
12 oz cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons tomato jam
Prepare in skillet, usual way.
Recipe for tomato jam to follow_