Pat Morford and her daughter Astraea are the talented cheesemakers behind one of my favorite brands. Simply put, they create edible art! Cheeses are gorgeously made and lovingly tended to bring out the best flavor and texture. The final step is careful affinage (or ripening) and packaging. During this process, the ladies of Rivers Edge shine. They incorporate local leaves and ferns to add visual appeal. Other cheeses boast smoked paprika or thin layers of vegetable ash, creating distinctive, visual appeal.