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Patrick Ambrosio is a veteran cheesemonger and managing partner of the Village Cheese Merchant in Rockville Centre, NY. A former professional chef, he enjoys cooking, hiking, playing the guitar, and family time when he is not researching and nibbling on cheese.

The Empire (State) Strikes Back: A roundup of New York cheesemakers


Although Vermont is usually recognized as the leader among northeastern artisan cheesemakers, the great state of New York is running a close second. Home to countless acres of verdant pastureland and rolling hills, the Empire State has long been steeped in dairy farming tradition and can now boast a number of dedicated artisan and farmstead […]

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A Visit to Bobolink Dairy


In New Jersey, Bobolink Dairy is committed to the wellbeing of their animals and improving the lives of those with autism.

Photo from Lyon’s First Annual Farm Cheese Awards

All the Winners from Lyon’s First Annual Farm Cheese Awards


On a picture perfect spring day in June, the city of Lyon played host to a groundbreaking event: the first Annual Farm Cheese Awards. The event holds great significance for the cheese community, as it was the first international competition comprised entirely of raw-milk farmstead cheeses. After months of consideration by event organizers Association Fromages […]