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Catherine Balston is a freelance journalist and writer based between São Paulo and London. Food and travel are her topics, as well as culture and the arts.

Meet the Women Cheesemakers from Brazil’s Serra da Mantiquera


Photographed by Rebeca Figueirdo Fazenda Atalaia is bustling with life when I arrive, hungry from the 85-mile early morning drive out of São Paulo into the Serra da Mantiqueira—a mountain range that stretches some 300 miles across swathes of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro states. Tractors thunder about, cows are mustering for […]