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Pint Perfection: 6 Amazing Cheese Ice Creams


We sampled cheese-centric ice cream from across the land—hey, it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Herewith, our favorite flavors.


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Balsamic Fig & Mascarpone
Coolhaus
L.A.; New York City; Dallas

A silky-smooth mascarpone base with tangy balsamic vinegar swirls and chewy California figs—what’s not to like?


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Goat Cheese & Wildflower Honey
Glacé Artisan Ice Cream
Kansas City, Mo.

This refreshing, lightly goaty treat will win over any and all cheesy ice cream skeptics.


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Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese
Salt & Straw
Portland, Ore.; L.A.

Ash-ripened goat cheese from Cypress Grove Chevre meets briny-sweet brittle in this savory concoction.


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Strawberry Ricotta
Steve’s
Brooklyn, N.Y.

The secret ingredient in this addictive twist on the perennial scoop shop favorite? Fresh ricotta from Salvatore Bklyn.


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Chèvre & Cream Cheese with Spiced Overproof Rum
Fat Cat Creamery
Houston

Boozy, airy, and a bit spicy, this decadent contender has a frozen eggnog vibe.


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Goat Cheese Brownie
Toscanini’s
Cambridge, Mass.

This slightly tangy dessert—akin to a “goat cheese Oreo,” according to one taster—had us reaching for seconds. Because chocolate.

Courtney Hollands

Former editor Courtney Hollands came to culture with more than a decade of experience writing and editing for magazines, newspapers, and the web. She started her career as a small-town reporter and has covered everything from fashion and travel, to music and beer for Boston magazine, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, even Rolling Stone.