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Margaret Leahy

Articles written by Margaret Leahy

Margaret Leahy is a Contributing Editor at culture.

Voicings: Sarah Munly


We caught 2020 Cheesemonger Invitational champ Sarah Munly on the eve of her new professional journey.

Cheese Plate: Dessert Before Dishonor


It’s 2020—have your cheese course first.

Everything Nice: Cheese + Candied Fruit


Candied fruit is a pairing fit for a sugarplum fairy.

Centerfold Spotlight: Bluebird


The Grey Barn and Farm took inspiration from a poem when crafting their Bluebird cheese, a natural-rinded blue that embodies the distinctive terroir of its island home.

Farm Animal: American Miniature Cheviot Sheep


BREED: American Miniature Cheviot Sheep SPECIES: Ovis aries COLOR/PATTERN: White, black, beige, or silver wool HEIGHT: 17 to 23 inches WEIGHT: 45 to 100 pounds REGION OF ORIGIN: Scotland Imagine you’re counting sheep. What do they look like? Are they round, fluffy cotton balls with stick legs and little smiling faces? Imagine no more, friends, […]

Cheese and the Power of Myth


Why we invent stories about our food

Farm Animal: Moose


These awkward behemoths have a reputation as gentle providers of milk, meat, and sheer delight.

Summer Centerfold: Camel’s Milk Marinated Persian Feta


Photographed by Nick Surette What has one hump and makes some of the richest milk in the world? Your newest source for non-bovine dairy, that’s what. Summer Land Camels of southeast Queensland has been rescuing wild camels from the Australian interior for over a decade. Co-founders and experienced biodynamic farmers Jeff Flood and Paul Martin […]

Crown Jewels


All that glitters is mold

Personal Touch


Massage therapist. Tattoo artist. Hairdresser. These are a few of the professions that require physical human interaction, if not constant human touch. In recent months, we’ve seen previously contact-centric businesses pivot to meet the needs of their clients without putting themselves and others at risk of infection. In the most unfortunate cases, we’ve seen these […]

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