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Bettina Makalintal

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Editorial Assistant Bettina Makalintal is a new addition to the culture team, having recently come out of the food industry and a stint as a bike mechanic. She can often be found biking to donut shops.

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The 9 Best Doughnuts for Cheese Lovers


Thought doughnuts couldn’t get any better? Here are nine cheesy doughnuts you need to try.

5 Ways to Celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day


Cheese lovers, here’s more cause for celebration: Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day is next Saturday, April 21, 2018.  Join the global cheese community in a toast to the history-laden and microbe-rich goodness of raw milk cheese. It’s the fourth annual affair, hosted by our friends at Oldways Cheese Coalition. But why raw milk? According to […]

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In Queso You Missed It March 18th


Rise and shine, cheese friends! It’s still cold out there—so here’s your excuse to stay in bed and snuggle up this Sunday morning. Let’s all take some time to laze around and get cozy with these long reads. Here’s what you might have missed this week: Meet the “Illuminati of cheese” behind Taco Bell’s cheesiest […]

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Chatting Cheese with Top Chef Kristen Kish


After attending culinary school and working her way up the Boston food scene to restaurateur Barbara Lynch’s test kitchen Stir and high-end Menton, Kristen Kish went on to compete in Top Chef’s 10th season—where she beat out 20 contestants for the title, cementing herself as a rising star in the American culinary scene. In the […]

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6 Best Pizza Cheeses at Trader Joe’s


When you’re in the mood for homemade pizza—but not looking to drop a lot of dough—Trader Joe’s is just the spot. We love farmstead cheese as much as you do, but when you need your dollar to go further, it’s all about Trader Joe’s. Paw through the weirder wedges and you’ll find a selection of melty […]

13 Cheesy Super Bowl Snacks to Make this Sunday


Super Bowl parties are just days away, bringing with them the year’s best treats. Messy wings and heaps of carbs bring everyone together—no matter which team you support. And at culture, we know what really scores a touchdown with a crowd: a whole lot of cheese. With all this melty, gooey goodness, we’re not sure […]

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On Your Mark Curd Nerds, Cheesemongers’ Olympics Is Coming


California cheeseheads, mark your calendars for January 21. The Cheesemonger Invitational heads to San Francisco with competition and lots of cheese.