Artisan food is a type of food that is not mass produced, but handmade, and includes cheese and breadmaking, charcuterie and other foods involving a fermentation process. Artisan food is usually developed during a long period of time.
Traditionally, foods such as bread and cheese were considered to be artisan foods. It took experts a long time to learn how to correctly make these foods, and they have a complete understanding of the scientific and historical way that these foods are made. Artisan foods often follow recipes that are passed down through generations of the same family.