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!
Basque in the Glory
With a mold-dappled rind resembling a moon rock, you might not be immediately drawn to Ossau-Iraty in the cheese case. Allow us to introduce you properly.
Recycle Your Rinds
During the aging process, Parmigiano Reggiano wheels form a natural, edible outside coating or “rind.” The King of Cheese has countless culinary uses, but once the flavorful paste has all been grated, sliced, or shaved, the hard, chewy rind often gets tossed. However, the ends, too, can be used in the kitchen. They’re commonly utilized […]
When Fleming Pfann began making goat cheese in 1987, no one wanted to buy it. Thirty-three years later, Pfann and her husband, Britt, owners of Celebrity Dairy in Siler City, North Carolina, are part of the North Carolina Cheese Trail, a robust community of cheesemakers across the state. The trail, formed in 2014, is a […]
In Queso You Missed It: October 20th
If you missed National Cheese Curd Day on October 15, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered for belated celebration plans with our easy-to-follow recipe. Then, you can revamp any leftovers to make curd-centric meatloaf or home fries. (You’re welcome.) In other cheese news: Panera’s famous mac and cheese is under fire after an employee shared a […]
2019 American Cheese Society Award Winning Cheeses
Wow, it’s been a busy few months here at culture, but we’re finally taking a breather to congratulate this year’s ACS winners! Click here to see a full list of 2019 ACS winners. Read on to see winners by category. GOAT’S MILK CHEESES Fresh Rindless Goat’s Milk Cheese Aged 0 to 30 days (black ash coating […]
Orange is the New Black
To make a surfing analogy, choosing to produce a washed rind as your first cheese is similar to taking beginner surfing lessons on the supersized Hawaiian wave known as Jaws.“What can go wrong?” muses Marcus Fergusson, a London music publicist turned artisan cheesemaker. “Everything.” Fergusson should know. His Renegade Monk is a one-of-a-kind hybrid blue […]
New on the Market for Autumn 2019
We’ve rounded up six hot products to look out for on your next shopping trip. BelGioioso has a new snack that smiles back (no really, check the packaging); from fresh mozzarella to Asiago Fresco, two-bite Snacking Cheese will satisfy cravings morning, noon, and night. Even better: With five to seven grams of protein per serving, […]
Honey Pumpkin Mascarpone Cheesecake
This Eucalyptus honey tastes like caramel and butterscotch and perfectly complements the slight acidity of the berries and the creaminess of the mascarpone.
When a wrong turn off the Midcoast Maine Cheese Trail funnels me down a dirt road onto a tiny peninsula with a secret cove, I can’t resist pulling over for some beach combing. Up close, I inspect bubbling clam shows in the sand, the contours of sedimentary rocks, and the heaps of rockweed kelp attached […]
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