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"Banneker Cheddar"

"Banneker Cheddar"

The name "Banneker" carries a profound connection to the legacy of Benjamin Banneker, a black figure of historical significance is beautifully portrayed in the poem Banneker. Written by Rita Dove, who served as the first Black Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995, as we celebrate the flavors and textures of this cheese, we pay homage to the rich narrative that inspired its name. In the context of Dove's poem, the name Banneker on our cheese becomes more than a label—it becomes a bridge to the past, a connection that resonates with the struggles and triumphs of those who came before us. In her poem, Dove paints the final years of Banneker’s life: at his pastoral farm in Maryland, he grows slowly outraged as the politicians of Washington, D.C. – a city he helped design – maintain their support for slavery. In a world that’s missing Black farmers, Dove and Banneker remind us what it means to remain vocal and thoughtful within our own corner of the world. Approx 8oz (227g)

Ingredients: Pasteurized certified organic milk, salt, cultures, enzymes

Original price $19.00 - Original price $19.00
Original price
$19.00
$19.00 - $19.00
Current price $19.00