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Bettina Makalintal

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Editorial Assistant Bettina Makalintal is the newest addition to the culture team. With a background in the food industry and as a bike mechanic, she can often be found biking in search of new donut shops.

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Autumn’s Best Cheese is Washed in Apple Cider


Craft cider is booming and cheesemakers are crafting cider-washed cheeses that are distinctly American—and undeniably autumnal.

Voicings: Molly Yeh Talks Mac & Cheese Toppings and More


In 2013, Molly Yeh traded the bustle of Brooklyn—where she had moved to study percussion at Juilliard—for a farm in North Dakota with her fifth-generation farmer husband. She picked up baking and a blog: the popular my name is yeh. Today, my name is yeh has become a lifestyle brand in its own right. Beyond […]

The 5 Best Portable Cheese Snacks to Take with You Everywhere


Hard cheeses like gouda are ideal for on-the-go snacking. There’s a time and place for a good cheese board and—though we wish it weren’t so—it’s not always possible to go all out with a perfect platter; sometimes you need something smaller, packable, and easily snackable. Still, you never know when the cheese cravings might hit. […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Yogurt


Globally inspired makers breathe new life into the American yogurt scene. Here’s what you need to know about all those new yogurt styles.

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The Definitive Guide to Vegetarian Cheese


Rich and satisfying, cheese easily rivals carnivorous options. But if you think cheese is automatically the vegetarian alternative, think again.

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The Peach Cheese Plate


Ripe peaches are the stuff of daydreams, but their splendid sweetness is as fleeting as the summer season. So, when fresh peaches are plentiful, show them off on a cheese plate—for pointers, we looked to Georgia, of course. Mary Mayer, owner of Cheeses & Mary in Milton, Ga., shares picks that are peachy indeed. Inspired to share the stories of […]

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You Need to Try This Humboldt Fog Ice Cream


With roots in Portland, Oregon, Salt & Straw is reimagining the ice cream shop. You’ll find the standbys—from old-fashioned vanilla to brownie-loaded chocolate—at the company’s 15 West Coast locations. But they’re nestled alongside new school takes: cold brew dashed with cacao nibs; strawberry with balsamic and a crack of black pepper; or chocolate chip cookie […]

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In Season: Cherries


Cherries and cheese go together like champs; the hint of sour cuts through rich, salty cheeses, yet doesn’t overpower milder picks.

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Voicings: Ashley Christensen


Over the last decade, North Carolina native Ashley Christensen has built a restaurant empire in Raleigh. It began in 2007 with Poole’s, a modern American diner—which currently makes 16,000 orders of its famous mac and cheese per year, Christensen says. She now has six restaurants under her belt including a fried chicken joint, Beasley’s Chicken […]

3 Cheeses That Look Like Manchego But Aren’t


If you’ve tried Spanish cheese, then you’ve most likely met Manchego, the star of many a tapas spread. Made from exclusively sheep’s milk—and from only Manchega sheep—Manchego is distinct in its sharp, lingering flavor. But it’s recognizable for more than its flavor. Manchego’s appearance is just as iconic: a dark brown rind imprinted with a plaited […]