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Sustainable Meat at Every Meal


Photographed by Adam DeTour; Styled by Kendra Smith Americans eat a lot of meat. In fact, the US is consistently one of the top five meat-consuming countries in the world, yet we spend less than any other developed nation on meat and poultry. So how much of that meat is actually sustainable? And what does […]

Ribeye Steak with Gorgonzola Butter


Spicy Ground Beef Breakfast Casserole


Ask the Monger: Is there a difference between “raw” and “pasteurized”?


 Is there a difference between “raw”and “pasteurized”? There sure is!  The differences are both technical and aesthetic. Let’s start with the technical difference between raw milk and pasteurized milk cheeses. In the United States, as in most countries, the term “pasteurized” is appropriate when the milk used to make cheese has been heat-treated according to […]

In Season: Ramp It Up


Illustration by Erin Wallace So maybe you’ve never tasted ramps, or if you have, you’re not quite sure how to pair them with cheese. Either way—don’t worry, we’ve got you. First of all: Ramps are similar to scallions, with bulb-like stems and leafy green tops, and they’re a member of the wild onion family. What […]

Drinks with Cheese: Tasty by Nature


Photo by Madison Trapkin Natural is having a moment. The food world is abuzz with all things au naturel (please read in a French accent), and the world of cheese is no exception. Much like the labels “organic” and “pasture-raised,” “natural” refers to how things are made. In the case of curds, a natural cheese […]

Cheesy Dishes to Make During Self-Quarantine


If you’ve got piles of pantry staples and lots of free time on your hands right now, you’re not alone. A small silver lining to this age of self-quarantine is that bit of extra time for experimenting in the kitchen. We’ve got some ideas for recipes to elevate your mundane canned, frozen, and otherwise shelf-stable […]

Behind the Label: Caveman Blue


Yeti, Sasquatch, Abominable Snowman—for a creature spotted so infrequently, Bigfoot’s names are a dime a dozen. In Grants Pass, Oregon, locals inspired by southern Oregon’s extensive cave system have historically preferred the name “Caveman,” frequently portraying the fabled humanoid in costume at city events. Embracing the local folklore, early 20th century dairy factory Rogue Gold […]