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!
Cheese Lit for Winter 2019
Curl up with a blanket and some eggnog and enjoy these cheesy reads. Or, wrap them up for a turophile friend’s holiday gift! The Saltwater Table Reading chef Whitney Otawka’s debut cookbook, The Saltwater Table: Recipes from the Coastal South (Abrams, October 2019; $40), is like stepping into the sweltering steam of the book’s namesake […]
Best Gear 2019
Photographed by Nick Surette CHEESE VAULT Plastic wrap is out—cheese vaults are in. Silicone walls wick moisture away from cheese, and a polished exterior allows for easy labeling with a pen. $30, thegrommet.com CHEESE KNIVES Form can be on the same level as function, especially in the case of these serving utensils. The subtle finish […]
Comeback Kids: Consider Bardwell Farm Finds a New Whey Following Recall
Photo via considerbardwellfarm.com Nothing strikes ice-cold fear into the hearts of dairy manufacturers quite like the L-word—we’re talking Listeria monocytogenes. An independent cheesemaker’s worst nightmare erupted in late September 2019 for Consider Bardwell Farm, when a routine inspection of the Vermont-based farm’s processing facilities yielded a positive test for listeria in a wheel of the […]
Cheese Plate Renaissance
Though American palates may sometimes struggle with French dishes, the cheese course—a longstanding French custom—is one tradition that translates beautifully. “All over France, it’s uncommon to see a menu without a cheese course,” says Emma Young, wholesale manager at French affineur and exporter Mons Cheesemongers. French tradition prescribes that cheese plates are enjoyed either between […]
EU approves first geographically protected Croatian cheese
Big news for the cheese world: a new cheese has been granted Protected Denomination of Origin status, the first of its country no less. Paški Sir, a hard sheep’s milk cheese from the island of Pag in Croatia, has won PDO status after over a decade of campaigning by the family who makes it. And […]
Spicy Skillet Eggplant Lasagna
Roasted eggplant slices are layered with spicy pork sausage tomato sauce and zesty ricotta flavored with red chili flakes and roasted garlic.
Table of Contents: Best Cheeses 2019
Features THE BEST CHEESES OF THE YEAR Top notch wedges and wheels, plus remarkable cheesemaking regions Written by culture staff and contributors THE BEST GEAR OF THE YEAR All the cheesy gadgets a turophile could ask for. Written by Margaret Leahy and Madison Trapkin THE BEST ACCOMPANIMENTS OF THE YEAR Jellies, crackers, and pickles, oh […]
Get ready for entertaining with this festive and flavorful cheeseball from Vermont Creamery.
One Cheese, Five Ways: Cold Weather Comfort
In these recipes, we press Taleggio into panini, melt it into polenta and atop pasta, slice it for a hearty salad, and more.
These blog posts highlight our readers and fans and include fan photo of the week, blogger spotlights, event recaps, and guest bloggers
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
These blog posts are by or about culture staff and include behind the scenes, meet the staff, tasting tuesdays, and the culture lunch club posts