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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.

Why Buffalo’s Milk Cheese Is So Hard to Track Down—And How to Find Some


Buffalo mozzarella has been referred to as the white whale of the cheese world. So why are these beloved cheeses so rare outside of a select few countries?

Destination Cheese: Curd-Centric Road Trips in Five States


Because we wanted to explore some lesser-known cheese destinations, culture asked five writers to take us on a tour of their home states.

Cheesy Road Trip: Illinois


The cheeses made here are uniquely Midwestern. That unbroken horizon, the rows and rows of soy and wheat, are a microclimate all their own.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Food Pairing


Why do we fixate on pairing match-ups? And how do we decide what works and what doesn’t?

Voicings: Carlos Yescas Talks Diversity in the Artisan Cheese World and More


Ever helpful, Carol Yescas took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about how to make the cheese world work better for everyone.

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


They’re a cheese nerd’s most sought-after style. What is it about 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.