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Articles written by Crystal Schroeder

Crystal Schroeder is what her friends and family like to call the “accidental” cheesemonger. She'd really love to say that her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology helps every day within her chosen career, but psychology has become her hobby and cheese has become her passion. For the last ten years at Sendik's Market in Wisconsin Crystal has loved being able to share the stories behind different types of cheese. Crystal loves how when you cut open a cheese and taste it you're transported to a different place, you taste the terroir, imagine pairing possibilities, and turn them into reality. Follow her @WICheese_Diva


How I Became the Sartori Scholar and a Certified Cheese Professional

Last year’s Sartori Scholar reflects on knowledge gained and connections forged after taking the CCP exam

Finding Bliss with Blues

No need to shy away from blue cheese… just try something new that involves only a little blue

Easter Cheese Choices

Create an Easter cheese plate that will knock the socks of your friends and family this Sunday with tips from cheesemonger Crystal Schroeder

Spring Cleaning: Cheese Edition

Bring spring cleaning your cheese drawer for happy, healthy cheese choices so that no cheese gets left behind

Cypress Grove Purple Haze cheese

Lazy, Hazy Sunday Cheese

Cypress Grove does not disappoint delivering a haze of deliciousness on a bright Spring Day with its Purple Haze cheese

Mozzarella Madness

Monger Crystal Schroeder explains how Mozzarella Madness coincides with both March Madness and Spring Fever in America’s Dairyland

Back to Cheese Basics

Epoisses and Chimays are all good and fine, but sometimes you want to get back to cheese basics with a simple grilled cheese