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Bettina Makalintal

Articles written by Bettina Makalintal

Bettina Makalintal is culture's former editorial assistant. With a background in the food industry and as a bike mechanic, she can often be found biking in search of new donut shops.

5 Ways to Celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day


April 20 is the 5th annual Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day! Here’s how you can celebrate the history-laden and microbe-rich goodness of raw milk cheese.

The Best Cheese Gear You Need Right Now


From cheese storage to cheese boards, we have the perfect gear for every turophile.

The Best Chefs of the Year: Quince


Michael Tusk’s three Michelin–starred restaurant in San Francisco is using cheese in all kinds of ways.

The Best Chefs of the Year: Brenner Pass


In Richmond, Virginia, Brenner Pass gives a taste of the Alps in the South.

The Best Chefs of the Year: Sushi Meets Cheese at Chizu


In downtown Portland, this trendy cheese bar looks to Japan for inspiration.

Chicory Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Smoked Blue Cheese


A warm and nutty yet sharp vinaigrette brings out the toasted sweetness of smoked blue cheese, while allowing its rich paste to pop.

A Happy Holiday Feast


Culture’s best tips, tricks, and cheese-filled dishes to make your holiday feast a festive success.

The Pie Cheese Plate


Eric Schack of Salumi e Formaggi at Eataly Downtown in New York City shares his favorite ways to pair pie and cheese.