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How to Shop Local Cheeses From the Comfort of Your Couch

As we all start to practice social distancing and self-quarantine in light of this pandemic, we need to support small, local cheese businesses now more than ever. We’ve rounded up a list of cheesemakers and cheese shops where you can order direct online, buy gift cards,  schedule curbside pickup, and more creative options for supporting […]

Caputo Gift Set Giveaway

Enter our spring giveaway and you could be one of three lucky readers to receive a package from Caputo Cheese including three of their award-winning cheeses!   Winners will receive:  1 tub hand-dipped Ricotta 16oz 1 tub Burrata 12oz  1 tub Nodini 8oz 1 tub Caputo Pesto 8.8oz 1 Essere Franco hand-crafted wooden cutting board […]

New on the Market for Spring 2020

We’ve rounded up six hot products to look out for on your next shopping trip. Nothing gets us more fired up than ethically-sourced, pesticide-free spices from Diaspora Co. Their latest flavor bomb, Single Origin Guntur Sannam Chilli Powder, adds a fruity, even heat to any last-minute dinner; just a pinch boosts mac and cheese, chili, […]

Table of Contents: Spring 2020

ON THE COVER: Cowgirl Creamery’s Red Hawk (left) and Mt Tam (right) Photographed by Adam DeTour, Styled by Kendra Smith FEATURES: ST. MALACHI Find out what makes this wheel so heavenly. by Margaret Leahy SUSTAINABLE MEAT AT EVERY MEAL Kitchen activism just got easier (and cheesier). by Emily Farris WASTE NOT, WANT NOT These US […]

A Cheese Plate Primer: Spring

Keep it light and bright with seasoned wedges selected by Alex Palomo of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop in Austin, Texas.  ►1 Salcis Pecorino Ginepro ORIGIN: Emilia-Romagna, Italy MILK: Pasteurized sheep’s milk PAIR WITH: Losada Cornicabra Olives Flaky texture and dark, sweet flavors from juniper berries and balsamic vinegar coating the rind set this pecorino apart. Palomo […]

Year in Centerfolds

2019 was quite the year—especially when it came to our cheese centerfold stars. Reminisce on the four special cheeses that took center stage in our magazines last year.  SPRING Everton Premium Reserve Jacobs and Brichford Farmstead Cheese Flaky. Spicy. Sharp. These are just a few of the words experts have used to describe these extra-aged […]

Best Cheeses 2019: Goat’s Milk Cheese

BIJOU ERMONT CREAMERY WEBSTERVILLE, VT. A jewel of a cheese, this hand-formed little darling features a wrinkly Geotrichum rind around a fudge-like button of pasteurized goat’s milk, ripened 30 days. Hints of fresh flowers and hazelnuts shine through the goaty tang, flavors best accompanied by tart cherries or apricots. LILLE ASKE BO JENSEN DAIRY JÆREN, […]

Best Cheeses 2019: Cow’s Milk Cheese

Photographed by Nina Gallant; Styled by Erin Riley Almnäs Tegel ALMNÄS BRUK HJO, SWEDEN “Tegel” means “brick” in Swedish—a fitting name for a cheese produced in massive blocks weighing between 57 and 59 pounds. A saltwater wash leads to the rustic, red hue of the rind, which encases a firm, smooth paste with a fruity […]

Best Cheeses 2019: Buffalo’s Milk

Photographed by Nina Gallant; Styled by Erin Riley BAFFALO BLU CASEIFICIO DEFENDI CARAVAGGIO, ITALY The use of rich buffalo milk lends an intense, compelling flavor to this generously veined blue cheese from northern Italy. The Defendi family has been producing cheese since 1865, and their commitment to quality and tradition is evident in the prize-winning […]

Best Cheeses 2019: Sheep’s Milk

Photographed by Nina Gallant; Styled by Erin Riley ARIES SHOOTING STAR CREAMERY PASO ROBLES, CALIF. Shooting Star Creamery’s debut cheese was a standout at this year’s American Cheese Society Judging and Competition, taking Third Place Best of Show. Having made cheese with her parents at their celebrated Central Coast Creamery, 15-year-old Avery Jones created her […]