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Articles written by Anne Jastrzebski

Anne is a former Editorial Web Intern at culture. A Pennsylvania native who loved farm animals way before she loved cheese, she can often be found peeking up from her International Relations textbook to scroll through pictures of goats.


Faraway Cheeses: Denmark

Denmark is famous for a number of culinary feats: the globally-renowned Noma, a simplistic and local tradition, and the famous open-faced smørrebrød. Glaringly absent from this impressive list, however, is cheese. Scandinavia in general is not really considered an especially cheesy region, however among its neighbors, Denmark is the country most often associated with cheese […]

Vermont Farmstead Market

Shop Talk: Vermont Farmstead Market in Windsor, Vt.

Culture talks summer cheeses and cheese plating tips with Rachel Luptak, store manager of Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company’s retail shop

Rachel Klebaur of Orrman's Cheese Shop

Shop Talk: Orrman’s Cheese Shop in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C.

Rachel Klebaur of North Carolina’s Orrman’s Cheese Shop talks local curds and cheesy recipes

Stephanie Richardson of Gourmage

Shop Talk: Gourmage in New Braunfels, Texas

Since debuting in 2008, Gourmage has been a South Texas destination for artisan cheese. Now it entices customers with unique products

Oaxaca cheese

Faraway Cheeses: An Introduction

Culture intern Anne Jastrzebski explores cheeses in unexpected regions of the world

cheesehead at packers game

The Origins of the Cheesehead

A fixture at Packers games, the Cheesehead’s humble beginnings include a meat slicer and leftover furniture foam

Croatian Cheese

Faraway Cheeses: Croatia

Wedged between Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean, Croatia is in a unique position of influence among its neighbors. With a history as long and hard to follow as many of its surrounding European countries, Croatia has seen influence everywhere from Yugoslavia to the Habsburg Monarchy to the Ottoman Empire. No wonder then, that […]

cheeses at Wheatsfield Cooperative

Shop Talk: Wheatsfield Cooperative in Ames, Iowa

This 5,600 member-strong co-op offers everything from local Iowan wheels to vegan cheese products

Kesong Puti

Faraway Cheeses: Philippines

The Philippines is a cheesy dichotomy. On one end is the widely popular Kesong Puti, a traditional soft white cheese (don’t worry, more on this later), but other than this, the country’s cheese inventory is made up largely of processed cheeses like Eden and Kraft string cheese.   Cheez Whiz became available in groceries in […]

Cheesemaker molding cheese

Faraway Cheeses: El Salvador

In the heart of Central America lies El Salvador, a tiny, densely populated country. Chances are you’ve maybe heard one or two fun facts about El Salvador. And chances are that those facts have nothing to do with cheese. European colonization has left its mark on Latin America in many ways, including a strong influence […]