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Rebecca Haley-Park

Articles written by Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.

Esquirrou, a Miniature Cheese With Big Flavor


Esquirrou may be a miniature version of Ossau Iraty PDO, but there’s nothing small about its flavor.

Our 5 Best Tapas Recipes


Once confined to Spanish bars, tapas have taken over the world. Traditional versions of the small plates sometimes contain cheese, but not always. (Don’t worry—we’ve got you.) Here, we’ve riffed on a few favorites (pan con tomate, patatas bravas, gambas al ajillo, aceitunas aliñadas, albóndigas) by adding curds and simplifying preparations for American home cooks. […]

smashed tomato toasts with shaved garrotxa cheese

Smashed Tomato Toasts Topped with Garrotxa


A cheesy twist on pan con tomate these simple bites strike just the right balance of sweet, salty, and earthy.

baked garlic shrimp topped with herbs and cotija

Garlic Shrimp with Cotija and Summer Herbs


Belper Knolle

Belper Knolle, A Statement Cheese


It’s a rock! It’s a truffle! It’s…a cheese! Meet Belper Knolle, a garlicky cheese from Switzerland that has a very earthy appearance.

meatballs stuffed with cheese in a smokey tomato sauce

Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs


A queso-filled version of Spanish albóndigas, these hearty mouthfuls are top-notch party food.

crispy fingerling potatoes with cheese dip

Crispy Potatoes with Cheese Sauce


Instead of the classic aioli with patatas bravas, we’ve paired the crispy potatoes with melty, gooey cheese sauce.