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California Creativity


Paso Robles—located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco—is perhaps best known for its robust wine industry; Its proximity to the coast along with ideal growing conditions make it a mecca for tourists and vintners alike. But the city is also home to a number of small farms and dairies. It’s hard to know the […]

Cheese Remix: Cheese Ballin’


New spins on this retro app help keep it fresh. CHEESE BALL CHEESES MIX-INS COATING ACCOMPANIMENT Bacon Scallion Cheese Ball Young cheddar, cream cheese Chopped Scallions Chopped bacon Woven wheat crackers Chocolate Chèvre Cheese Ball Fresh goat cheese Cocoa powder Semi-sweet chocolate chips Vanilla cookies Spicy Cheese Ball Cream cheese, grated Asiago Chopped pepperoncini, chopped […]

Queso Without Borders: Aisles of Change


Statesville, North Carolina is the definition of “small town America.” Spanning just over 24 square miles, outsiders would never consider the Iredell County seat a melting pot—but the dairy aisles of its modest markets tell a different story. Latinos make up the largest ethnic minority in the country, and the American South has the fastest […]

Queso Without Borders: Who Really Makes the Milk?


What would the Vermont dairy industry look like without immigrants from Latin America? For Will Lambek, an organizer at Burlington, Vermont-based nonprofit Migrant Justice, the answer is simple: “It wouldn’t exist, at least in its current form,” he says. Vermont needs immigration because Vermont needs milk. It’s the state with the heaviest reliance on a […]

Brûléed Shrikhand


New on the Market for Winter 2019


We’ve rounded up six hot products to look out for on your next shopping trip. Made with wildflower honey and red raspberries from Chile and Mexico, Raspberry Mead from Long Island-based Beacon Meadery has us dreaming of warmer weather. Pair the boozy, honey-forward pour with something sharp and salty, like aged gouda or Pecorino Romano. […]

Stepladder Creamery Wins Generous Jennifer Bice Grant


This Central Californian goat’s milk creamery recently received the opportunity of a lifetime. As 2019 winners of the Jennifer Bice Artisan Dairy/Cheesemaker Grant, Stepladder Creamery was awarded $10,000, intended to support the growth of their small business. This is the third annual award granted by Jennifer Bice, Founder of Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery. Bice […]

Table of Contents: Winter 2019


Features CALDERWOOD  Vermont-grown hay takes this Alpine-style cow’s milk cheese from good to great.  Written by Rebecca Haley-Park   CALIFORNIA CREATIVITY Less wine, more cheese at this coastal creamery. Written by Jessie Nicely   GET CULTURED Answers to your burning questions about domestic cultured butter. Written by Madison Trapkin   QUESO WITHOUT BORDERS Learn how […]

Butternut Squash, Cypress Grove’s Straight Up®, and Sage Crostini


Keep Calm and Eat Cheese


In 1991, founder Patricia Michelson (right) opened the first La Fromagerie location in London’s Highbury Park neighborhood with a dream of bringing carefully crafted cheeses to the city. Now more than two decades later, Michelson has realized her dream and then some. Part cheese-and-produce shop, part fine-dining restaurant, part wholesale operation, La Fromagerie has evolved […]