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Sam Jones is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Agriculture, Food, and Environment at Tufts University. She has worked on organic vegetable farms in France, Scotland, and Washington as well as on a chicken and pig farm in Colorado. She is passionate about telling farmers' stories and exploring the varied agricultural methods that go into making delicious cheese around the world.

7 Standouts from the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival


In case you weren’t able to make it up to the Green Mountain State this year, here’s a sampling of the seven best things I put in my mouth to hold you over until next year.

In Queso You Missed It: August 12

In Queso You Missed It August 12th


Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese news! Our August 12 edition of In Queso You Missed It.

World's Largest Cheese Board - IQYMI August 5

In Queso You Missed It August 5th


Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese news!

BelgioiosoBurrata - In Queso You Missed It July 29th

In Queso You Missed It July 29th


All the best cheese news, stories, events, and recipes you may have missed last week.

You’ve Gotta Follow @cheesebynumbers


Last Minute Summer Gathering by @cheesebynumbers If you don’t already, you need to follow @cheesebynumbers, a cheese plate inspiration Instagram account by Marissa Mullen, the same cheese lover who brought us @thatcheeseplate. Mullen launched her original account in 2014 as a fun resource for assembling cheese plates. Her following has since grown into a community of […]

In Queso You Missed It July 22nd


Good morning cheese lovers! As I’m sure you all know, today is National Hammock Day. That means you can find me hard-core lounging under a tree with a glass of wine in my hand and a plate of cheese and salumi on my lap. But that’s just the warm-up for the big event. Wednesday the […]

In Queso You Missed It July 15th


Photo Credit Cheese Sex Death Happy Sunday morning, cheese friends. We bet you’re busy gearing up for the World Cup Final today. Who will take it all?! France? Croatia? Do we really care as long as we have an amazing charcuterie platter to munch on? Not really. But we’re partial to France because, I mean, […]

illustration of a red and white montbéliarde cow

Farm Animal: Montbéliarde Cow


Breed: Montbéliarde Species: Bos taurus Color/Pattern: red pied Height: 4 feet 10 inches* Weight: 1,400 pounds* Region of Origin: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté This Frenchie is the second-most-common dairy cow in its native land, and its fat- and protein-rich milk is used in more French PDO cheeses than any other breed—it’s one of the few types permitted when […]

Morrisons Spicy Cheese

In Queso You Missed It July 8th


Photo Credit: Morrisons Hello cheese lovers and happy Sunday! While you were busy celebrating the independence of our grate nation, we were busy scouring the internet for information on what truly matters most in this world. That’s right, cheese. So while you are recuperating from the pandemonium, feel free to kick up those tired, sunburnt […]

Cottage Cheese

In Queso You Missed It July 1st


Photo Credit: Cowgirl Creamery’s Instagram Happy almost 4th of July, cheese lovers! This is a holiday for celebrating being an American and all the freedoms that we enjoy. You don’t have to choose between red wine or white—go ahead and have both! Cut wedge upon wedge of salty blue cheese and you’ve got all the […]