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Art and Craft: The making of artisan cheese in America

Made mostly by hand, artisan cheese is a labor of love, skill, and time.

Behind The Label: FireFly Farms Cabra LaMancha

  “We believe cheesemaking is an art as much as a science,” says Mike Koch, co-founder and president of Maryland-based FireFly Farms. “[We] have been committed to support for community arts since our beginning.” For proof, take alook at FireFly’s eye-catching cheeses. Washed-rind Cabra LaMancha’s label features a goatherd washing his milk vessel in a […]

Cheese Lit for Autumn 2020

Hit your local (online) book shop to grab and enjoy these cheesy reads all season long.  That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life During times of uncertainty, practicing self-care should be at the tippy-top of our priorities. But why paint by number when you can cheese by number? Marissa Mullen, the woman behind viral cheese […]

New on the Market for Autumn 2020

We’ve rounded up six hot products to look out for on your next shopping trip. Searching for a little more spice in your life? Primo’s got you covered with its chili-forward mostarde, flavorful jam-like additions that are perfect for jazzing up a cheese plate. Try the Apricot + Urfa with a savory cave-aged beauty like […]

Autumn 2020 Beehive Cheese Giveaway

Enter our autumn giveaway and you’ll be one of two lucky readers to receive a package from Beehive Cheese! Winners will receive:  One Epicurean cutting board One 5 oz. jar of Slide Ridge raw honey One 5 oz. package of Rustic Bakery Artisan Crisps Two of each of the following cheeses 4 oz.: Apple Walnut […]

Virtual Counter Culture: Laura Chenel and Marin French Cheeses

The third Virtual Counter Culture in culture’s ongoing series transported participants to California’s Bay Area, home to two renowned American makers of French-style cheeses—Laura Chenel and Marin French Cheeses. Madeleine Coogins, trade marketing associate for RIANS—the parent company of both operations—offered a history of Laura Chenel, which is entering its fifth decade in goat-cheese production. […]

Table of Contents: Autumn 2020

FEATURES:    FRENCH WITHOUT FUSS Easy, versatile galettes bring Gallic flair to the table. by Jenny Dorsey CENTERFOLD: BLUEBIRD A savory song from Martha’s Vineyard. by Margaret Leahy A GRANA GRAND TOUR This ancient Italian style is now made worldwide. by Linni Kral ART AND CRAFT Artisan cheese is a labor of love, skill, and […]

Cheese Lit for Summer 2020

Check out these new cheesy releases when considering your next beach read.

New on the Market for Summer 2020

We’ve rounded up six hot products to look out for on your next shopping trip.

Table of Contents: Summer 2020

ON THE COVER: CAMEL’S MILK MARINATED PERSIAN FETA One hump or two? by Margaret Leahy   FEATURES: MIMMO’S MEANS MOZZARELLA This enterprising cheesemaker crafts hand-pulled Italian cheeses in sunny Florida. by Jen Karetnick SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF CHEESE Double down on dairy intake for dessert (or whenever). by Eric Ginsburg SEASIDE PICNICS WHEREVER YOU […]

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