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Erika Kubick is culture's Social Media Editor. A monger-turned-preacher, she is devoted to turning on the next generation of cheese connoisseurs with seductive recipes, pairings, and enlightenment through her blog, Cheese Sex Death— a modern guide for cheese lovers.

Cahill's Whiskey Cheese

Whiskey Cheddar is the Ultimate St Patty’s Day Cheese

With St Patrick’s day upon us, I’m craving all kinds of Irish cheeses right now. From creamy Cashel’s blue to classic Kerrygold cheddar, I want it all. But there’s one cheese in particular that just screams St Patrick’s Day: Cahill’s Original Irish Whiskey Cheddar. Although it sounds like some trendy new cheese invented for our modern […]

Kehler Brothers - Colin Clark

An Interview with Andy and Mateo Kehler of Jasper Hill Farm

  culture: How did you discover your love of cheese? Andy Kehler: We didn’t necessarily get into cheese because of some desire – the love for cheese came much later. We do what, we do because we love the place that we live in. In 1998, our little town lost 30% of its dairy farms. The loss […]

In Queso You Missed It January 28th

Happy Sunday, cheese lovers! Hope everyone is settling into this lazy last Sunday of January, with nothing to do but snack and watch the Grammy’s. Here’s what you may have missed this week in cheese: Vermont-native Rory Stamp, of Dedalus Wine Shop in Burlington, Vermont, won the Cheesemonger Invitational, a semi-annual competition. Why, you ask? See […]

7 Best Things We Tried at the Fancy Foods Show

Last weekend, the Culture crew flew out to San Francisco to attend the Fancy Food Show, a semi-annual trade show for people in the food industry. We spent three days tasting our way through aisle after aisle of delectable cheeses, meats, jams, honey, chocolates, ice creams, kombuchas, coffees – anything and everything you’d ever want to […]

Cheesemonger invitational - Rory Stamp

Rory Stamp of Dedalus Wine Shop Wins the Cheesemonger Invitational

Last Sunday, Rory Stamp of Dedalus Wine Shop in Vermont was crowned champion at the Cheesemonger Invitational in San Francisco. This was Stamp’s second time competing, after placing fourth at the last Invitational this past summer in New York. “I put so much into this, but never really expected this outcome,” says Stamp, “it feels pretty […]

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In Queso You Missed It January 21st

The Culture team is out in San Francisco this week attending the Cheesemonger Invitational, aka the Olympics of cheese, and the Winter Fancy Food Show, the grandest specialty food and beverage showcase on the West Coast. We’ll be sharing our adventures over on our Instagram story, in case you’re curious to see what all the fuss is about.  […]

National Cheese Lover's Day

This Saturday is National Cheese Lover’s Day

This Saturday, January 20th, is National Cheese Lover’s Day. We know what you’re thinking: isn’t that every day? And we’re right there with you—but we’ll take any excuse to celebrate our deep appreciation for all things cheese. Here’s how you can honor the great tradition of National Cheese Lover’s Day this weekend. Happy celebrating, fellow turophiles! 1. […]

In Queso You Missed It January 14th

Happy Sunday, cheese lovers! Welcome to “In Queso You Missed It,” your weekly roundup of the best cheese news, recipes, and stories from around the web. Get yourself a piping hot cup of coffee and maybe even a cheddar scone, and hunker down for a moment with us. Here’s your Sunday briefing: 2018 is the […]