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The 5 Best Portable Cheese Snacks to Take with You Everywhere


Hard cheeses like gouda are ideal for on-the-go snacking. There’s a time and place for a good cheese board and—though we wish it weren’t so—it’s not always possible to go all out with a perfect platter; sometimes you need something smaller, packable, and easily snackable. Still, you never know when the cheese cravings might hit. […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Yogurt


Globally inspired makers breathe new life into the American yogurt scene. Here’s what you need to know about all those new yogurt styles.

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Bone Char Square: One Crazy Ash Cheese


Coated with a fine dusting of pig and lamb bone ash, Bone Char Square is dense with a gentle tang and sweet creaminess and exhibits notes of salted lemon, green peppercorn, and sunflower seed.

World's Largest Cheeseboard

Wisconsin Just Broke the Record for the World’s Largest Cheeseboard


On August 8th, Wisconsin made history by creating the World’s Largest Cheeseboard, setting a new Guinness World Record. The gigantic platter, which occupied more than an entire street of downtown Madison, overflowed with 4,437 pounds of Wisconsin cheese, smashing the previous (European) record by over 1,000 pounds. Sadly, the Culture staff was unable to make […]

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The Good Shepherdess: The Women of Missouri’s Green Dirt Farm


What if women ruled the world? Sarah Hoffmann and the team at Green Dirt Farm have a microcosmic answer to that burning question.

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All the Winners from the American Cheese Society Awards


Photo credit Bob Montgomery Last weekend, the culture crew attended the American Cheese Society conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an annual gathering of makers, mongers, buyers, distributors—basically, anyone in the North American cheese industry. It might sound boring, but the ACS conference is actually a total party. We cheese people gather to do things like nerd […]

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The Definitive Guide to Vegetarian Cheese


Rich and satisfying, cheese easily rivals carnivorous options. But if you think cheese is automatically the vegetarian alternative, think again.

Cheesemaking on Spain’s Canary Islands


Now, we are passing between two worlds,” announces Canarian cheese expert Isidoro Jiménez as we leave the beach town of Maspalomas behind. The image of sun-drenched boulevards speckled with meandering tourists shrinks in the rear-view mirror of our 4×4; suddenly, the landscape is void—nothing but shrubs, cacti, and a dirt road that twists and turns […]

You’ve Gotta Follow @cheesebynumbers


Last Minute Summer Gathering by @cheesebynumbers If you don’t already, you need to follow @cheesebynumbers, a cheese plate inspiration Instagram account by Marissa Mullen, the same cheese lover who brought us @thatcheeseplate. Mullen launched her original account in 2014 as a fun resource for assembling cheese plates. Her following has since grown into a community of […]