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Kara Kaminski-Killiany

Articles written by Kara Kaminski-Killiany

​Kara is a Michigan cheesemaker, writer, and freelance behavioral economist who can’t get enough bloomy rind cheeses that perfectly melt just below the rind. She is happiest when tending goats, discovering unique cheese flavors from new sources, and decoding the puzzles of human behavior.​

a woman milking a cow in the khovsgol province of mongolia

Mongolian Milk: Nomadic Cheesemaking in Mongolia


In the world’s most sparsely populated country, isolation is a fact of life. A Mongolian panorama embodies the concept of vastness; uninhibited by trees, you can gaze across immense swaths of landscape, the contours of grassland and desert contrasted by blue skies and shadows of distant mountains. Villages are absent. Roads take the form of track marks crisscrossing in […]

stack of marshmallows

Great 28: Cheese + Marshmallows


To most, marshmallows conjure memories of roasting slightly stale sugary pillows over a campfire, often until they accidentally ignite (cueing the search for a friend who appreciates a good char). While mass-produced versions of this confection have widespread nostalgic charm, its origins are perhaps less familiar: The “marsh mallow” originally referred to a flowering perennial […]

cheese and mushrooms

Great 28: Cheese + Mushrooms


Shared roots in mold make cheese and mushrooms an appetizing team.

bronwen percival

Voicings: Bronwen Percival


A proponent of microbial diversity, Bronwen Percival wants to usher in a future for cheese that’s far more scientific and controlled.

Bellwether Farms Joins the Fight Against Hunger


A family that once herded sheep with fishnets built a cheese empire and now looks to give back to their communities

The Best of Zingerman’s Creamery on Opening Day


Read about prized products straight from the Zingerman’s Creamery staff before planning your trip to the new Cream Top Shop

Quince fruits on a white wooden background. Quince fruits.

The Great 28 Pairings: Cheese + Quince


This forgotten fruit is on a comeback tour