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Our Favorite New Books for Summer 2018


From Dan Branfield’s Pizzapedia Whether you’re dying to start homebrewing so you can pair beer with cheese, or you’re looking for a cheesy coffee table picture book, or you’re hoping for an easy way to bring cheese into the kitchen, check out these new releases this summer: Homebrew World   In his fourth book, culture’s beer columnist Joshua […]

Kaserei Studer's Der Scharfe Maxx

Behind the Label: Der Scharfe Maxx


The label for Der scharfe Maxx was designed to grab your attention—and reflect the flavor of the trailblazing washed-rind cheese inside. Produced at Switzerland’s Käserei Studer, the “Feisty Bull,” as it is often dubbed in the US, was developed by innovative cheesemakers eager to experiment with new products after the 1999 collapse of the Swiss […]

All the Cheese Events You Need to Know About for Summer 2018


From National Cheese Day to the yearly cheese-industry conference, there’s a lot happening in the cheese world this summer!

Grilled Halloumi with Shiitake Mushroom Marinade and Truffle Honey Drizzle

How to Cheese Up Your Summer BBQ


These cheesy BBQ sides won’t wilt in the heat and can stand up to the heartiest main dishes

National Cheese Day

7 Ways to Party on National Cheese Day


Friends, the single greatest holiday is upon us. That’s right: Monday, June 4th is National Cheese Day. Obviously, we celebrate all things dairy daily, but we’re always ready to party extra hard in honor of cheese. Here’s how to get down and curdy for National Cheese Day: 1. Throw a party in honor of one […]

dream weaver

Behind the Label: Dream Weaver from Central Coast Creamery


A cheese with a killer name like Dream Weaver—which often prompts people to break into the chorus of its namesake 1970s hit song—merits an equally memorable label. Central Coast Creamery owners Reggie and Kellie Jones wanted to create a look for their washed rind wheel that embodies the “sweet, slow life” of their home state […]

books for cheese lovers

The Cheesiest Books of Spring 2018


With each issue, we bring you our favorite new cheese-related books. In this round, we’ve got queso galore (perfect for any upcoming spring celebrations!), an in-depth guide to DIY charcuterie, and a colorful collection of grilled cheese promo posters. Enjoy these cheesy reads! Sandwich Anarchy: The Cult Culinary Poster of Melt Bar & Grilled by […]

Cahill's Whiskey Cheese

Whiskey Cheddar is the Ultimate St Patty’s Day Cheese


With St Patrick’s day upon us, I’m craving all kinds of Irish cheeses right now. From creamy Cashel’s blue to classic Kerrygold cheddar, I want it all. But there’s one cheese in particular that just screams St Patrick’s Day: Cahill’s Original Irish Whiskey Cheddar. Although it sounds like some trendy new cheese invented for our modern […]

World Championship Cheese Contest

9 Things I Learned at the World Championship Cheese Contest


Does it get any cheesier than Wisconsin? Yep—when you fill one room with 3,400 cheeses and curd experts from across the globe. I spent a day at the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest, held in Madison, Wisconsin this week from March 6-8. The event was held in a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building, overlooking the lake […]