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Linni Kral is a writer, editor, activist, and friend living in Brooklyn, with past lives in Boston, L.A., and Chicago. Her writing has been featured in the Atlantic & Atlas Obscura, among others. She’s happiest in the company of cows, books, and groceries.

Voicings: Alisha Norris Jones


Cheesemonger Invitational winner and founder of Immortal Milk Alisha Norris Jones talks themed cheese plates, personal inspiration, and more.

American Stinkers: How Washed Rind Cheeses Became a National Pastime


Photography by Nicole Wolf | Styling by Vanessa Seder What is it about them? Tacky on the outside, primal ooze inside, an epic pain to plastic wrap. They’ll make your fellow commuters think you don’t bathe. Take some home from the grocery store and your car will reek like a gym bag. Try handling them […]

Weathering the Storm: The cheese industry looks back at its pandemic year


Looking back at COVID’s major impact on the cheese world throughout 2020.

Drop Dead Gorg-eous: Feast your eyes on Italy’s beloved blue


Italy’s legendary Gorgonzola swings from sweet to savory.

Drinks With Cheese: The Sweet Hereafters


A globe trot of post-prandial sips and cheeses

A Grana Grand Tour


Grana is made all over the world. Though the style originated in Italy, it has since sprung up anywhere Italians have made their home.

Leading the Whey


These drinks offer a surprisingly refreshing twist on an age-old combo.

Destination Dairies


These off the beaten path creameries—from Connecticut, to Tennessee, to California and beyond—are totally worth the trip.

A Different Kind of Cocoa Butter


Remember those whackable chocolate oranges? Imagine that, spread on a pancake. Such is this recipe, which launches your chocolate-orange memories.

When Chocolate Is Actually Good For You


The Aztecs and Mayans thought it made their soldiers stronger for battle. Dominican friars in the 16th century were so enamored with the stuff, they made allowances for it during fasting. Nowadays, marathon runners chug chocolate milk to replenish after races and scientists (who may or may not have more important things to do) conduct […]

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