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Kirstin Jackson is an Oakland, Calif.-based cheese and wine educator and the author of the book it's Not You, It's Brie: Unwrapping American Cheese Culture

Ruminations: Master Class


Learning the art of cheesemaking from Sleight Farm’s very own Mary Holbrook

Seeded Buttermilk Crackers


These rustic, hand-rolled crackers work well with any hearty topping

English Pea & Goat Cheese Spread


Lively chèvre and fresh peas celebrate spring in this dip

Pound Cake with Rhubarb Compote & Kefir Cream


Hearty kamut, vibrant lemon, lightly spiced rhubarb compote, and cultured cream make this seasonal dessert balanced and satisfying, but not overly sweet