A local cheesemaker will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Modern Marvels” on the History Channel.
Caputo Brothers Creamery in Spring Grove, York County will share an inside look at its production facilities during the Feb. 28 episode. The show airs at 10 p.m. with host Adam Richman, best known for “Man V Food” on the Travel Channel.
Richman travels the country to factory lines and locally owned shops to provide an insiders view on how some of America’s favorite foods are made.
Caputo Brothers’ owners David and Rynn Caputo have built a following for their artisan cheeses made using milk from local farms. They are the only producer in the United States of naturally fermented cheese curds that can be stretched into fresh mozzarella.
The idea for the company started in 2003. While on the second day of their honeymoon, David Caputo woke up and announced he wanted to quit his job in pharmaceutical sales and become a chef. Rynn followed suit and quit her job at Johnson & Johnson and the couple enrolled in a culinary program in Calabria, Italy.
While in Italy they became accustom to eating fresh mozzarella. Five years ago, the Caputos set out to make cheese in their home with the intention of producing 40 to 50 pounds a week to sell at farmers’ markets. They stuck to the skills they had learned in Italy.
Today, Caputo Brothers sells more than 250,000 pounds annually.
The difference between their cheese and others manufactured in the United States has to do with the way it is fermented. They do not use citric acid or vinegar. Caputo Brothers is the only cheesemaker in the United States producing a naturally fermented mozzarella.