Reviving the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
Nov. 17, 2016
Since the 1800s, the Long Island cheese pumpkin has been known for making the best pumpkin pies. But, with the modernization of food production in the mid-20th century, retailers sold fewer seeds of the Long Island cheese pumpkin, and it disappeared entirely from commercial seed catalogs in the 1970s. The Long Island Cheese Project, however, has fought long and hard to give this pumpkin the recognition it deserves. Read more about the pumpkin and a recent chef cook-off celebration.