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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 […]

Best Cheeses 2019: Mixed Milk


Photographed by Nina Gallant; Styled by Erin Riley BAMBOOZLE GOAT RODEO FARM & DAIRY ALLISON PARK, PENN. Be careful with this one—sources say it’s insanely devourable. Semi-soft goat’s and cow’s milk cheese is washed with local Pennsylvania beers, supplied by the likes of Cinderlands Beer Co. in Pittsburgh, and aged for four months until smooth […]

Table of Contents: Best Cheeses 2019


Features THE BEST CHEESES OF THE YEAR Top notch wedges and wheels, plus remarkable cheesemaking regions  Written by culture staff and contributors THE BEST GEAR OF THE YEAR All the cheesy gadgets a turophile could ask for. Written by Margaret Leahy and Madison Trapkin THE BEST ACCOMPANIMENTS OF THE YEAR Jellies, crackers, and pickles, oh […]

Emmi Cave-Aged Cheeses Giveaway


Enter now for a chance to be one of five lucky winners of Emmi’s new Kaltbach line of cave-aged cheeses – unlike any in the world!

Taleggio is Ripe for the Taking


We love an autumn cheese plate! Chatting with the monger at your local cheese shop is always encouraged, but sometimes you just need to pop in and pop out. Ambrosi USA seeks to streamline your cheese board construction process with their Millennial line of traditional Italian cheeses. These pre-cut cheeses are wrapped in color-coded labels […]

Table of Contents: Winter 2019


Features CALDERWOOD  Vermont-grown hay takes this Alpine-style cow’s milk cheese from good to great.  Written by Rebecca Haley-Park   CALIFORNIA CREATIVITY Less wine, more cheese at this coastal creamery. Written by Jessie Nicely   GET CULTURED Answers to your burning questions about domestic cultured butter. Written by Madison Trapkin   QUESO WITHOUT BORDERS Learn how […]

Montchevre’s Fresh Goat Cheese Logs are Holiday Season Hits


With the holidays fast approaching, cheese lovers will be on the hunt for delicious and unique cheeses with which to wow their friends. This one is a jewel in the crown of the perfect cheese plate. Montchevre’s Blueberry Vanilla fresh goat cheese log is a dynamic addition to any cheese board. The vibrant contrast between […]