A local cheese maker will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Modern Marvels” on History Channel.
Caputo Brothers Creamery in Spring Grove, York County, will share a preview of its production facilities during the February 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 stores to provide an inside look at how some of America’s favorite foods are made.
Caputo Brothers owners David and Rynn Caputo have built a suite for their artisan cheeses made from milk sourced 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 business started in 2003. On the second day of their honeymoon, David Caputo woke up and announced that he wanted to quit his job in pharmaceutical sales and become a chef. Rynn followed suit and quit his job at Johnson & Johnson and the couple enrolled in a culinary program in Calabria, Italy.
In Italy, they got used to eating fresh mozzarella. Five years ago, the Caputos decided to make cheese at home with the intention of producing between 40 and 50 pounds per week for sale in farmers’ markets. They stuck to the skills acquired in Italy.
Today, Caputo Brothers sells over 250,000 books a year.
The difference between their cheese and other products made in the United States has to do with how it is fermented. They do not use citric acid or vinegar. Caputo Brothers is the only cheese maker in the United States to produce naturally fermented mozzarella.