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Food and travel writer Kristine Jannuzzi fell for formaggio while living in Florence, Italy. An equal opportunity cheese lover, she strives to continually expand her dairy horizons from her home in NYC and while traveling the world. Follow her on Instagram @nyccheesechick.

Kaserei Studer's Der Scharfe Maxx

Behind the Label: Der Scharfe Maxx


The label for Der scharfe Maxx was designed to grab your attention—and reflect the flavor of the trailblazing washed-rind cheese inside. Produced at Switzerland’s Käserei Studer, the “Feisty Bull,” as it is often dubbed in the US, was developed by innovative cheesemakers eager to experiment with new products after the 1999 collapse of the Swiss […]

Pecorino Toscano DOP

These 4 Comfort Foods Will Take You Straight to Tuscany


Photo Credit Consorzio Pecorino Toscano DOP One of many treasures hailing from the glorious green hills in and around Tuscany, rich and fragrant Pecorino Toscano has long been prized in that region, and more recently throughout Italy. While Americans are often better acquainted with Pecorino Romano, the two cheeses actually have very little in common […]

Eric Schack is the Newest Cheesemonger Invitational Champion


Photo Credit Kristine Jannuzzi With 1,400 attendees, the 14th Cheesemonger Invitational (CMI)—held for the first time at the spacious Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, June 30—was the biggest and arguably the best event in its nine-year history. “The cheesemonger talent was incredible, and what I’m hearing from guests is that the CMI is all grown […]

an assortment of beans in front of a plain white background

Great 28: Cheese + Beans


The ubiquitous legume is a champion cheese companion.

cheese and octopus

Great 28: Cheese + Octopus


Cheese is an unexpected match for this meaty mollusk.

cheese and eggs

Great 28: Cheese + Eggs


Scramble things up with these cheesy combinations.

dream weaver

Behind the Label: Dream Weaver from Central Coast Creamery


A cheese with a killer name like Dream Weaver—which often prompts people to break into the chorus of its namesake 1970s hit song—merits an equally memorable label. Central Coast Creamery owners Reggie and Kellie Jones wanted to create a look for their washed rind wheel that embodies the “sweet, slow life” of their home state […]

lamb chopper

Lamb Chopper: A Biker Lamb That’s ‘Born To Be Mild’


Aged from 3-6months, Lamb Chopper is buttery, sweet, and approachable, but not lacking in complexity, making it an ideal introduction to sheep’s milk cheese.