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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.

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The Cheese Photographer We’re Obsessed With


Shot for Murray’s Cheese by Ellen Mary Cronin Is there any food more photogenic than cheese? From wedges of brie oozing out of their rinds to the textured landscape of an overflowing cheese platter, I for one can spend hours scrolling through “#cheeseporn” on Instagram. But I always seem to get stuck on one feed […]

National Cheese Day

7 Ways to Party on National Cheese Day


Friends, the single greatest holiday is upon us. That’s right: Monday, June 4th is National Cheese Day. Obviously, we celebrate all things dairy daily, but we’re always ready to party extra hard in honor of cheese. Here’s how to get down and curdy for National Cheese Day: 1. Throw a party in honor of one […]

Tomales Bay Foods - Hilary Green Interview

Shop Talk: Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes, CA


For cheese lovers and curd nerds alike, Cowgirl Creamery is a destination on the California cheese trail. Founders Sue Conley and Peggy Smith have come a long way since they opened in the mid-90’s with a mission to help get West Marin cheeses into the Bay Area’s best restaurants. It all began with a delivery […]

Mission Cheese

Shop Talk: Mission Cheese in San Francisco, CA


Tucked into the heart of one of San Francisco’s trendiest neighborhoods, Mission Cheese is equal parts cheese bar, retail shop, and swanky restaurant. A champion for the American artisan cheese movement, the shop not only almost exclusively carries domestic cheeses, but owner Sara Dvorak also serves on the Board of Directors for California Artisan Cheese […]

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.  […]