A Precast Cure for Arizona Cheese Artisans

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Josh Meyer and Jesse Couch would do well in the precast concrete industry. They are passionate about quality, believe in controlling every facet of production, and pay attention to the details that go into mixing, production, and curing. Except Meyer and Couch are not making concrete. They are making cheese. Meyer owns the Hassayampa Vineyard & Farm in Kirkland, Arizona, and Couch serves as the operations manager. The pair are cheese artisans. Along with their cheesemaker, Susan Vierra, a small crew, and a dozen or so dairy cows to provide the milk, they craft two types of artisan cheese in …