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Monica is Culture's Social Media Editor. Coming from a formaggio-obsessed Italian family, she was very excited to combine her passions for cheese and writing at Culture. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and pairing wine and cheese in her spare time.

In Queso You Missed It: June 28th


National Dairy Month is coming to an end this week, and we’ve spent June celebrating the agricultural staple in its most unexpected ways—pairing it with seafood, blending it in Korean-American dishes, and even sourcing it from camels. (Psst…if you haven’t already, you can order our Summer issue here, where you’ll find other unique dairy-centric stories […]

Pride Month Spotlight: Lee Hennessy of Moxie Ridge Farm


Moxie Ridge Farm owner Lee Hennessy didn’t always think he’d be working in agriculture. In fact, a look at his past life would show almost the opposite: working as an agent in Hollywood, meeting celebrities, and even walking on the Grammy red carpet. But it didn’t take long for him to realize a new life […]

In Queso You Missed It: June 14th


A lot has been going on around us in the past couple of weeks, and we at culture refuse to stay silent. We stand in solidarity with all those who are bravely fighting for justice and equality; Everyone has a responsibility to acknowledge and act in response to the senseless violence perpetrated against BIPOC—today and […]

Black-Owned Businesses To Support


Photo of Glenn Harrell, owner of Say Cheese, sourced from David Kind Food has always been political. Now is the time for culture, and anyone with a major platform, to speak on the issue of police brutality and all other forms of systemic racism in this country.  In light of recent events, members of our […]

Pride Month Roundup


Pride Month will look a little bit different this year. Parades have been canceled, venues are shut down, and many members of the LGBTQ+ community are spending this month of celebration apart. But that doesn’t mean we can’t support one another from a distance.  One way turophiles can show up for this community is by […]

In Queso You Missed It: May 31st


American Cheese Month is coming to a close today, but that doesn’t mean we should stop supporting the domestic cheese shops and creameries we love! Our roundup of cheese businesses offering COVID-friendly purchasing options is still live, as is our roundup of other artisan foodmakers shipping nationwide. Now is the time to feed your cravings […]

In Queso You Missed It: May 17th


We’re in the middle of American Cheese Month, which comes at an especially important time as domestic makers struggle to stay afloat during this crisis. If you’re looking to do your part to help, check out our roundup of cheese shops and makers providing COVID-friendly purchasing options. Then browse our new accompaniment roundup that lists […]

In Queso You Missed It: May 3rd


Somehow, as we’ve been trying to readjust to this chaotic new normal and keep track of what day it is, April turned into May. This means another month of quarantine is over—and so is National Grilled Cheese month. But since we need comfort food now more than ever, we’re encouraging you to keep that celebration […]

Great 28 Pairings: Bresaola


No charcuterie board is complete without an array of cured meats, which makes bresaola a shoo-in. Unlike the familiar salami, bresaola wasn’t imported into the US until 2000, last seen stateside in 1930. Today, it’s become somewhat of a delicacy, sold at higher prices and absent from many grocery store meat counters. But when you […]

Great 28 Pairings: Olive Oil


Good olive oil makes for good food—it’s delicious, heart-healthy, and cheese’s trusty sidekick. Humans have been using “liquid gold” for over 4,000 years, and it’s not hard to see why we’re still obsessed. Rich in nutrients and antioxidants, olive oil’s applications go beyond the kitchen; It’s used in skincare products, lotions, and even medications. But […]