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Illustrations by Beatriz Gutierrez  How a pulpy white pod becomes dark, velvety chocolate: 1. The Theobroma cacao tree grows year-round, clustered on either side of the equator. Its flowers are pollinated by flies called midges; 5 to 7 months later, football-shaped pods appear. 2. These large pods sprout directly from the trunk and range in […]

My Day as a Judge at The Cheesemonger Invitational


As I turned yet another corner in search of the entrance to The Midway, home to The Cheesemonger Invitational for the second year in a row, I wondered what I was walking into. The RuPaul’s Drag Race of cheese challenges? The Great British Bake Off of curd competitions? It was 10 a.m. and honestly, I […]

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Your Crash Course on the EU Cheese Tariffs


Perhaps you’ve heard the cheese world buzzing about the Trump administration’s tariffs on European Union (EU) goods. Here’s what you need to know.

Murray’s Cheese Expands Its Horizons with 80:10:10


Say hello to 80:10:10. This ACS 2019 winner gets its name from its milk ratio and is the second cheese to be developed entirely by Murray’s caves team.

Improve Your Outdoor Cooking Game with Cheese


Choosing your cheeses for camp cooking depends on your camping style and the length of your trip, but here are some general guidelines to follow.

Building Dairies and Memories in Northwest Arkansas


With the help of their Nigerian Dwarf goats, Tessa and Scott McCormick of White River Creamery are bringing the artisan cheese scene back to Arkansas.

A Vintage Partnership: Wine-Washed Cheeses


The age-old tradition of washing cheese in wine produces bold flavors, aromas, and hues. Here are some of our favorites.

5 Japanese Cheesemakers You Need to Know


You make have never given a thought to Japanese cheese, but you should. These 5 cheesemakers are creating something unique and entirely their own.