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Articles written by Alli Beard

Alli Beard hails from the Midwest but currently resides in Washington, D.C. On her breaks from Instagram-scrolling and cheese-tasting, Alli enjoys listening to her ever-growing vinyl collection, avidly following St. Louis sports and reading poetry at her local coffee shop.

In Queso You Missed It: March 20, 2022


The cheese community is stepping up to support relief programs helping Ukraine. The Guild of Fine Food (GFF), organizers of the World Cheese Awards, is fundraising for the war-ravaged country through the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. “The fact that this year was to be held in Ukraine brings the enormity of the crisis even closer […]

Datehini: Tasty, Good-For-You Partner for Cheese


Editor’s note: A previous version of this story (which appeared in the 2022 Innovation Issue) mistakenly attributed the cheese pairing quotes to Janet Fletcher of Planet Cheese. Many of us are familiar with tahini as an ingredient in hummus. The earthy, roasted sesame seed paste native to the Middle East also appears in both sweet […]

Four New Books to Welcome Spring


1. ON BOARD: INSPIRATION, IDEAS & RECIPES FOR EXCEPTIONAL ENTERTAINING Want to get into the art of crafting a food board and don’t know where to start? On Board (Cider Mill Press, October 2021, $21.10) has you covered, with boards that feature fresh combinations and flavors. Written by Maine chefs Derek Bissonnette (who also took […]

Bertagni Marzolino Rosso: A Tuscan Original


For American fans of Marzolino Rosso, the hunt for the Tuscan cheese has been akin to that for Melville’s white whale. Produced in the Garfagnana, a remote mountainous region, this young pecorino has historically been made with 100-percent sheep’s milk, and its rind rubbed with tomato paste to ward off unwanted mold growth. Verano Bertagni, […]

New on the Market Spring 2022


We’ve rounded up five new products that are perfect for your next spring gathering or picnics in the park.     Dalmatia has debuted raw and unfiltered honeys from the coastal region of Croatia, ideal for pairing with a range of cheeses. Produced only from late May to early June, Chestnut is full-bodied and herbal, […]

Shop Talk: New Kids on the Block


Zach Berg (left) and William Werner, owners of Mongers’ Provisions 1. MONGERS’ PROVISIONS BERKLEY, MI When Mongers’ Provisions co-owner Zach Berg returned to his hometown in Detroit from the Bay Area in 2018, he noticed an absence of specialty cheese stores in the area. “The grocery stores existed, but if you wanted to find a […]

Seven Sweet and Savory Pies for Pi Day


Happy Pi Day! Contrary to popular belief, pies aren’t always the sweet, decadent dessert that first comes to mind (though we won’t say no to those either!). They can be savory meals to share with friends and family, or to have delicious leftovers for later if you’re eating solo. Check out a few of our […]

In Queso You Missed It: March 6, 2022


Photo by Andy Manis Congratulations to all the winners of the 2022 World Cheese Championship, including American cheeses on the World’s Top 20 Cheeses list: Land O’ Lakes Aged Cheddar; Klondike Cheese Co. Odyssey Peppercorn Feta; BelGioioso Cheese Co. CreamyGorg; Roelli Cheese Co. Red Rock; Arla Foods Castello Smoked Cracked Pepper Gouda; Roth Grand Cru […]

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