Estrella Family Creamery for the New York Times

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Kelli Estrella stands amongst specialty cheeses in Cave #2 at the Estrella Family Creamery in Montesano,Wash. on November 4, 2010.  "Help me out. Don't just try and kill me." she says of her frustration in dealing with the the Food and Drug Administration.  The FDA ordered the Estrella Family Creamery in Montesano,Wash.  to stop processing cheeses after it found listeria bacteria on some of the cheeses this year.  The family says they have made many renovations on the farm and the bacteria is only found on the soft cheese, not everything.  They believe they should be allowed to resume making cheese and sell the hard cheeses they have already made at the facility.  The creamery is one of Washington's most famous artisan cheesemakers.  (photo credit Karen Ducey). .