State #1: This week on Cutting the Curd, Anne starts her "State of Cheese" series: a 50 part show series highlighting each state in the US and it's cheese culture. She begins with California, and is joined by guest Peggy Smith of Cowgirl Creamery. Peggy tells us how to make cottage cheese, and tells the story of the Straus Family Creamery, the first organic dairy west of the Mississippi. This episode was sponsored by Acme Smoked Fish. For more information visit