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Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kristine Hansen is author of Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook: Creamy, Cheesy, Sweet, and Savory Recipes from the State's Best Creameries (Globe Pequot Press, 2019) and covers food and travel for outlets that include Milwaukee Magazine and the websites for Architectural Digest and Travel + Leisure.

Celebrating American Cheese Month


American Cheese Education Foundation scholarships support careers in cheese Photography by MISA ME, courtesy of American Cheese Society Before attending the American Cheese Society’s annual conference three years ago (in Richmond, VA), Toronto-based Julia Treloar—head fromager at Cheese Boutique—had traveled to the United States only twice. She’d heard rumblings about how delicious and diverse American […]

Behind the Scenes at the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest


Written by Kristine Hansen | Photography courtesy of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association On day three of judging at the World Championship Cheese Contest, a sea of white lab coats confers in hushed tones behind a roped-off area. The Championship Round just wrapped. Now it’s on to the final round: for the 53 judges to […]