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Vanessa was an online editorial intern at culture. She grew up in New Hampshire enjoying her mother’s glorious cooking, which ignited a zeal for tasty cuisine. A stint at a specialty food and wine store only elevated this desire, specifically for cheese and any of its fermented accompaniments. When not attempting to bolster her cheese knowledge, she escaped to coastal Maine or locked herself in her bedroom to read Game of Thrones.

Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes?


An expert explores the science behind this beloved hole-y cheese.

Pasta Al Forno with Pumpkin and Pancetta


This dish also features little chunks of pumpkin throughout and a pumpkin puree cream sauce. Delectable!

Whipped Cauliflower with Crème Fraîche


Searching for a healthy holiday alternative to mashed potatoes? We’ve got you covered

Cheese For a Crowd: How Much Should You Buy?


Serving cheese for a crowd? Here’s how to build the cheese plate

A Delicious Way to Serve Butter


Looking for a simple way to delight guests? Try sprinkling smoked salt on butter

How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich


If you want to make the perfect grilled cheese, Marian Bull from Food52 has some suggestions

Cowgirl Creamery’s Parmesan Broth


Save those parmesan cheese rinds! Parmesan broth is in your future

Savory Bread Pudding with Broccoli and Goat Cheese


Searching for a heart-warming dish that’s super simple to prepare? Try this savory bread pudding