Gifts A Cheese Lover Will Love!
Holidays are here and so is culture's list of gifts for cheese lovers. So go and indulge yourself!
Ask the Monger: How Do I Become A Cheesemonger?
How does one become a cheesemonger? I began my career as a cheesemaker in rural West Pawlet, Vermont. Due to the distance between the farm and our retail customers in NYC, a tremendous information gap existed. Is the cheese raw or pasteurized? Jersey milk or Ayrshire? From the Northeast Kingdom or the Slate Valley? I wanted to close that gap and tell […]
Green Gazpacho with Burrata
Nothing says summer quite like gazpacho. The bright flavors of this green version pair perfectly with fresh burrata.
You Need to Try This Humboldt Fog Ice Cream
With roots in Portland, Oregon, Salt & Straw is reimagining the ice cream shop. You’ll find the standbys—from old-fashioned vanilla to brownie-loaded chocolate—at the company’s 15 West Coast locations. But they’re nestled alongside new school takes: cold brew dashed with cacao nibs; strawberry with balsamic and a crack of black pepper; or chocolate chip cookie […]
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, […]
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 […]
9 Essential French Cheeses to Party with on Bastille Day
Photo Credit Erin Harris When you think about your favorite cheese and where they hail from, your answers likely fall all over the map. But now it’s time to break out your crustiest baguette, bite into a wedge of brie and crumble your favorite bleu in celebration of French National Day, or Bastille Day as […]
Risotto-Stuffed Peppers with Président Feta
Kick off your next gathering with these risotto-stuffed peppers that highlight the fresh taste of Président Feta.
These 4 Comfort Foods Will Take You Straight to Tuscany
Photo Credit Consorzio Pecorino Toscano DOP One of many treasures hailing from the glorious green hills in and around Tuscany, rich and fragrant Pecorino Toscano has long been prized in that region, and more recently throughout Italy. While Americans are often better acquainted with Pecorino Romano, the two cheeses actually have very little in common […]
Spicy Shakshuka with Cypress Grove’s Sgt. Pepper
Cypress Grove’s Sgt. Pepper adds a kick of spice and creamy tang to this classic Middle Eastern dish.
Shop Talk: La Maison Du Fromager in Paris, France
Marie Quatrehomme is the owner of four successful Parisian cheese shops: La Fromagerie Du Rendez-Vous, La Fromagerie D’Issy-Les-Moulineaux, La Fromagerie De L’Espérance, and La Maison Du Fromage. She is one of France’s most well-known—and perhaps most unlikely—cheese savants, a celebrated author, and one of the first cheese professionals to achieve both the Meilleur Ouvrier de […]
Eric Schack is the Newest Cheesemonger Invitational Champion
Photo Credit Kristine Jannuzzi With 1,400 attendees, the 14th Cheesemonger Invitational (CMI)—held for the first time at the spacious Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, June 30—was the biggest and arguably the best event in its nine-year history. “The cheesemonger talent was incredible, and what I’m hearing from guests is that the CMI is all grown […]
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curds & whey
These blog posts are about cheesemaking history or interesting cheese facts
fermentation & fromage
These blog posts focus on making cheese and fermented products that can be paired with cheese such as beer, wine, pickles, and sauerkraut
These blog posts cover cheeses from distant locals and cheese-centric travel both in the U.S. and abroad
on the farm
These blog posts focus on professional cheesemaking with info about cheesemakers, the construction of barns and dairies, and stories about farm animals
science of cheese
These blog posts are about the science of cheese, cheesemaking, cheese rinds, cultures, molds, and more
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