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a tapas spread with fried potatoes, cheese stuffed olives, cheesy meatballs, and garlic shrimp

What Are Tapas?


Here’s what you need to know about the supremely shareable Spanish snacks.

8 Cheese Artists to Follow on Instagram Immediately


Portrait of Sriracha Gouda by Mike Geno Famed poet G. K. Chesterton once wrote: “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” Thankfully, the same cannot be said of artists in other mediums. We’ve rounded up 7 painters and sculptors who have turned their adoration for cheese into beautiful works of art. Upgrade your Instagram […]

Remembering Anthony Bourdain


“I have the best job in the world. If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination.” —Anthony Bourdain I met Anthony Bourdain in the summer of 2012, when “The Layover” was taping at my former place of work, a now-shuttered cheese shop in Seattle. Like so many, I’d been an ardent fan since reading Kitchen […]

Little House on the Prairie and Cheesemaking in America’s Dairyland


If you grew up reading Little House on the Prairie or watching its adaptation on TV, the name is likely to trigger some serious nostalgia. Laura Ingalls Wilder a.k.a. “America’s favorite pioneer girl” found fame chronicling her family’s migration across the Midwest in the late 19th century. Tales of sweeping plains, Native American encounters, and hostilities borne […]

abstract illustration of a plate of food

How Shapes & Sounds Can Change What You Taste


Using sound and touch, artists and scientists are creating unconventional food pairings—and changing the way we experience taste.

The 6 Most Scandalous Cheese Crimes in American History


Cheese is the most stolen food in the world. It accounts for roughly 4% of all thefted foods worldwide. Millions of dollars worth of cheese have been stolen in Wisconsin, Italy, France, and England just in the last few years. Cheese heists throughout history have involved everything from walking out of a store with a wedge […]

honey and cheese

Your Ultimate Guide to Honey and Cheese


In honey, cheese finds a pairing partner with equal complexity. Here, learn how to taste honey and pair it with cheese.