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Margarita Gokun Silver is a writer, artist, and cheese fanatic based in Spain or Greece, depending on the day. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, NPR, BBC, and Saveur. Follow her on Twitter @MGokunSilver.

Centuries of Cheesemaking Traditions on Naxos


From shepherding to production, Arseniko Naxou PDO and other island cheeses are made by hand Photographed by Margarita Gokun Silver Ask Greeks about their country’s cheesemaking history and they might refer you to Homer’s Odyssey, in which the mention of cheese involves a shepherd, a Cyclops cheesemaker, and a cave with curd made from sheep’s […]

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