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Based in Miami, Jen Karetnick is the author, co-author, or editor of 15 books, including the award-winning cookbook Mango (University Press of Florida, 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlantic, Guernica, Southern Living, and more.

Cheese Plate: Perfect Harmony


Photographed by Mallory Scyphers Louise Converse’s first cheese memory is of Stilton. That seems appropriate for Artisan Cheese Company’s proprietor, who is originally from England and Scotland. And while Converse doesn’t recommend Stilton in particular on the following cheese plate, she does include a Swiss blue. That’s also not surprising for this monger, who thinks […]

Chef’s Dish: Modern Japanese fare at Miami’s Kojin


Chef-owners Pedro and Katherine Mederos offer a sublime experience at their 10-seat hidden gem.

Mimmo’s Means Mozzarella


Bruno Ponce is Miami’s cheesemaker who could—and did

Frozen Sour Cream and Onion Cheddar Cheese Balls


Freeze this cheese spread in an ice cube tray for a pretty and unusual presentation. Try substituting mascarpone or goat cheese for the cheddar cheese.

cheese and rice

Great 28: Cheese + Rice


Forget bread—rice goes gangbusters with cheese.

cheese and jicama

Great 28: Cheese + Jicama


Also known as Mexican turnip, starchy jícama is delicious raw or roasted – and things only get better once cheese enters the mix.