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Chris Allsop is a UK-based food and travel writer whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and Yahoo!, among other titles. He lives in Bath, where he eats way too much cheddar.

digestif

Great 28: Cheese + Digestifs


Yin to the aperitif’s yang, the digestif appears at the end of a meal with the purported aim of aiding—what else?—digestion. A European tradition, the drinks blended into American consciousness during the late 19th century and have recently begun edging into the spotlight, riding the coattails of the craft cocktail revolution. While the aperitif is […]

cheese and ginger

Great 28: Cheese + Ginger


This ancient root is dynamite on a cheese plate.

sustainable cheese

Cheese IQ: Powered by Cheese


By turning whey into biogas, waste from cheese production is being used to fuel homes and businesses.

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers

Meet the Makers of Ireland’s First Artisanal Blue Cheese


We’ve had five days of quality assurance visitors,” says Sarah Furno, co-director of Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, when I meet her at her dairy in Tipperary, Ireland. “It’s been very, very, very intense.” Furno, who crackles with energy and is as passionate about her business as any artisan you’re likely to meet, seems OK with intense. […]

anglo-celtic

Best Cheeses Of The Year: The Anglo-Celtic Isles


Anglo-Celtic Isles offer a wealth of history, culture, and of course, curds. The resurrection of farmhouse tradition has led them to punch above their weight at international competitions.