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Monica is Culture's former 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.

Cheesy Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start brainstorming ways to spoil all the motherly figures in your life.

Eight Noteworthy Cheese Books for Gifting This Year

Compiled by Susan Sherrill Axelrod A book makes a great gift, if it’s focused on a subject the recipient is interested in (Unlike those how-to “catch” a husband books a well-meaning aunt used to give me in my single days). Whether the cheese lovers on your list are cheese plate fanatics, DIYers, avid cooks, or […]

Home for the Holidays: How to brighten the season with cheese

While we prepare to hunker down for another major holiday, here are some ideas on how to prioritize joy and reimagine traditions from home.


In Queso You Missed It: November 14th

Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese news! Our November 14th edition of In Queso You Missed It.

In Queso You Missed It: October 31st

Halloween is here! Whether you plan to spend the holiday trick-or-treating with the kids (and raiding their candy), building a spooky cheese plate for your Halloween party, or snacking on festive treats while watching a horror movie, we hope you indulge in all the spooky wonders of the season.  In other cheese news: This year’s […]


Shop Talk: World of Cheese

These specialty shops are stocked with cheeses, accompaniments, and made-to-order snacks with influences from around the globe.


Perrystead Dairy’s Intergalactic Is Out of This World

This Philadelphia-born cheese borrows several global cheesemaking tactics, but the result is something completely unique.


Minimize Your Carbon Footprint with Edible Cutlery

incrEDIBLE Eats is a line of fully edible cutlery that’s sturdy enough for hot dishes and delicious enough to eat at the end of your meal.

5 New Products To Try This Holiday Season

These products are some of the latest to hit grocery store shelves and online shops, and you’ll want to keep them on hand for holiday entertaining.


4 Cheesy Books to Dig Into this Fall

1. CHEESE SEX DEATH: A BIBLE FOR THE CHEESE OBSESSED Gather, members of the cheese congregation: Evangelist cheesemonger Erika Kubick is here to spread the curd word in her debut book, Cheese Sex Death (Abrams, October 2021,$29.99). In it, Kubick shares her Ten Commandments of Cheese, insta-worthy recipes, beverage pairings for all, easy-to-follow cheese plate formulas, […]