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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.​

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

kimchi

The Great 28 Pairings: Cheese + Kimchi


Curds find a funky, fermented friend

Maria Chiancola of Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet

Shop Talk: Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet in Newport, R.I.


Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet’s Maria Chiancola talks about inspiration, cheesemakers she loves, and the one cheese she recommends most often

Toggenburg goat, photo credit: Justyne Noble

Farm Animal: Toggenburg Goats


Count on Toggenburg goats for consistent milk production

Artisanal Alchemy: Lazy Lady Farm and Curd Creativity


Culture discusses curd design and the balance of being an artist and a small business owner with Laini Fondilier of Lazy Lady Farm.