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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.

In Queso You Missed It September 23rd


Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese news! Our September 23rd edition of In Queso You Missed It.

Friesiago

How Cheesemakers Eat Their Cheese: Friesago


Have you ever wondered how a cheesemaker eats their own cheese? After all, they have the most access to it and, undoubtedly, eat more of it than any of us no matter how obsessed we are with their cheese. It only makes sense that they have the best pairing suggestions and recipe ideas.  That’s why we decided […]

Photo of a cheese case at The Cheese Shop of Salem

Shop Talk: The Cheese Shop of Salem


There are a lot of reasons to visit Salem, Massachusetts: the museums (both the delightfully kitschy and the soberly informational), the charming vintage homes, and my favorite, The Cheese Shop of Salem.

World's Largest Cheeseboard

Wisconsin Just Broke the Record for the World’s Largest Cheeseboard


On August 8th, Wisconsin made history by creating the World’s Largest Cheeseboard, setting a new Guinness World Record. The gigantic platter, which occupied more than an entire street of downtown Madison, overflowed with 4,437 pounds of Wisconsin cheese, smashing the previous (European) record by over 1,000 pounds. Sadly, the Culture staff was unable to make […]

Cherry Ricotta Cheese-Infused Truffle from Katherine Anne Confections

I’m in Love with these Cheese-Infused Truffles


A Chicago confectioner is taking chocolate and cheese pairings to the next level with these cheese-infused truffles!

Harbison

All the Winners from the American Cheese Society Awards


Photo credit Bob Montgomery Last weekend, the culture crew attended the American Cheese Society conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an annual gathering of makers, mongers, buyers, distributors—basically, anyone in the North American cheese industry. It might sound boring, but the ACS conference is actually a total party. We cheese people gather to do things like nerd […]

Meadow Creek Dairy Grayson

The 20 Best Cheeses of 2018 According to Experts


Grayson from Meadow Creek Farms It’s hard to believe that we’re already well over halfway through 2018. I guess time flies when you’re having fun eating cheese—and boy, has the cheese been good this year! We asked cheese experts about their favorite wheels and wedges so far in 2018, and their answers have our stomachs grumbling […]

Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown

All The Winners From The Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown


Last week, I had the pleasure of judging the Grilled Cheese Academy Recipe Showdown, an annual competition hosted by Wisconsin Cheese out in Madison. It’s an esteemed honor, especially for a former entrant who never made it past the first round.  There are three categories in the contest: Junior, for entrants under 18, The Classic, for sandwiches with 6 […]

Grilled Cheese by Ellen Mary Cronin

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 […]