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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.

You’ve Gotta Follow @cheesebynumbers


This new Instagram account is serving up tips, techniques, and visual guides for picture-perfect DIY cheese plates.

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


This red-and-white French dairy cow makes milk for more French PDO cheeses than any other breed.

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 […]

In Queso You Missed It June 24th


Photo Credit @tillamook on Instagram. Well hello there, cheese friends! If you’re like us, you have been shamelessly celebrating the official start to summer with glass upon glass of chilled rosé, a melting wheel of triple-cream brie, and some fresh strawberries too. Keep on riding that sunshine high as you sip your cold brew and […]

In Queso You Missed It June 17th


Photo Courtesy of Rogue Creamery Good morning cheese friends, and happy Father’s Day! We hope you’re gathering around the grill, or maybe the TV for some good ol’ fashion football. You’ve waited four long years to fill your days and nights with another World Cup, and the time has finally arrived! But between games, we […]

cheese louise

Shop Talk: Cheese Louise


Tamara Krieger got her start in specialty food catering events at local wineries. In 2004, she launched Cheese Louise in Walla Walla, Wash., and in 2009 moved the business to Richland to open an accompanying bistro. Krieger is committed to promoting products from small makers in the Pacific Northwest. For example, a “Have You Met?” […]