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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.​

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.

Artisanal Alchemy: Secrets of Bleating Heart


We talk design and innovation with America’s beloved mad curd scientist, Seana Doughty.

Artisanal Alchemy: Jacobs & Brichford and Distinctive, Sustainable Cheese


Culture talks to Matthew Brichford on his approach to curd development and defining his repertoire.

Artisanal Alchemy: Curd Artistry at Country Winds Farm


Cheesemaker John Windemuller discusses cheesy creativity and the process of developing and refining his prize-winning wheels.

A Cheese Lover’s Guide to Eataly Boston


Eataly Boston is open! Take our lactic tour before diving into everything this culinary playground has to offer.

Want a healthy heart? Bring on the cheese!


Scientists provide evidence that full-fat cheese is something you don’t need to fear when thinking of your heart health.

Save Transhumance, Save Traditional Swiss Cheese


Caroline Hostettler of Adopt-an-Alp strives to revitalize Swiss transhumance.

What You Missed at Sister Noella Marcellino’s Lecture Last Night


Sister Noella Marcellino (a.k.a. The Cheese Nun) educated the foodie masses on microbiology and cheese.