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Susan Axelrod

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Editor Susan Sherrill Axelrod’s love affair with cheese began at age 12, when she bicycled to a gourmet shop to taste an exotic newcomer—French brie. She lives outside of Portland, Maine, where she enjoys a well-made cocktail and spending as much time as possible on the water.

Centerfold: Ubriaco Pinot Rosé


Photographed by Adam DeTour; Styled by Kendra Smith With its pale pink rind and crown of dried rose petals, a 15-pound wheel of Ubriaco Pinot Rosé is a thing of beauty. And this stunner from Moro Formaggi in Oderzo, Italy is more than just a pretty face. Cheesemaker and master affineur Sergio Moro—together with his […]

Five Recipes For Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day


Here are a few melty favorites pulled from our archives; search “grilled cheese” in the upper right hand corner of the website for many more.

Chef’s Dish: Marcus Samuelsson’s Ayib + Sweet Potato Ravioli


In “The Rise,” Marcus Samuelsson explores the trajectory of Black cooking in America.

No Place Like Home for Maine Cheesemaker


Amy Rowbottom, founder of Crooked Face Creamery, is among a cohort of women business owners who find ways to collaborate and support each other in Maine.

Shaken Stirred and Curd: New-fashioned cocktail pairings for the holidays and beyond


Five festive cocktail recipes that you can pair with cheese all holiday season long—and beyond.

In the Kitchen: Best Cheeses For Cooking 2020


We’ve selected winning cheeses from past years to cover categories that we hope bring comfort, relatability, and joy during this unprecedented time.

Centerfold: Sofia


Capriole’s ash-marbled loaf is a thing of beauty.

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