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Moldy Cheese

Ask the Monger: Is the Mold Growing on My Cheese Dangerous?


Is the mold growing on my cheese dangerous? It’s not uncommon to open a piece of cheese in your fridge and find a bit of white or blue mold growing on the surface. Your first reaction might be to throw the whole thing away, but you don’t have to. They’re harmless, and a very common […]

What’s The Difference Between Cow’s, Goat’s, and Sheep’s Milk?


What are the general differences between cow’s, goat’s, and sheep’s milk?  The most obvious difference is color. When cows graze on pasture, their milk assumes a golden-yellow hue from beta-carotene in the grass. When goats and sheep consume the same plants, however, their bodies convert almost all of the pigment to Vitamin A—just as our […]

Ask the Monger: Does Cheese Have Probiotics?


Does cheese have probiotics? Probiotics are having a moment. Walk into most grocery stores today and you’ll see a large section devoted to these life-giving bacteria. But what are probiotics—and why the sudden focus? Here’s the skinny: Probiotics are living microorganisms, like bacteria and yeasts, that function on many levels, but they’re thought to be […]

Ask the Monger: What Cheeses are the Best for Melting?


What Cheeses are the Best for Melting?  In general, higher moisture cheeses that are young and soft or semifirm are the best for melting. Start by figuring out what you are cooking. Having fun with Fondue? I say look to the mountains! Some of the best cheeses for melting are the nutty, grassy, and fruity […]

non_GMO

What Makes A Cheese Non-GMO?


A solution to finding non-GMO cheeses is to buy the product from a local or trusted cheesemaker.

accompaniments

How Many Accompaniments On A Plate?


Tart fruits, unsalted nuts, hot and sweet spread—cheese plate accompaniments depend on the course it is served as. But the mantra is to keep it simple!

cheese storage

What’s The Best Way To Store Cheese At Home?


No matter the cheese type, stash the tub in the refrigerator. Cheese storage at home should be temporary—just long enough for you to enjoy it at its peak.