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Cheese +: Prosciutto Old and New


On my first day of work at a gourmet cheese and charcuterie shop, prosciutto wasn’t part of my formal onboarding. But at the end of my seven-hour shift—my head filled with SKUs, PLUs, and daily to-dos—someone requested a quarter pound of prosciutto di Parma. She was one of our tougher regular customers, but I didn’t […]

Datehini: Tasty, Good-For-You Partner for Cheese


Editor’s note: A previous version of this story (which appeared in the 2022 Innovation Issue) mistakenly attributed the cheese pairing quotes to Janet Fletcher of Planet Cheese. Many of us are familiar with tahini as an ingredient in hummus. The earthy, roasted sesame seed paste native to the Middle East also appears in both sweet […]

Drinks with Cheese: Sober Spirits


The Volstead Act of 1919—a.k.a. Prohibition—effectively banned the manufacture, sale, or possession of “any intoxicating liquor” in the United States, excepting those used for religious purposes. Backed by religious groups, the legislation was intended to curb alcoholism, domestic violence, and booze-fueled corruption. Instead, the mass bootlegging operations that ensued gave us illicit speakeasies, toxic bathtub […]

Waste Not, Want Not, and A Cheese Board Pickle, Too


Turn those straggler veggies languishing in your produce bin into a zesty pickle.

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Cheese +: Jarred accompaniments with cheese


From preserves to chutney to jam, there’s a world of exciting pairings for easy gifting and entertaining. Just add cheese.

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Drinks with Cheese: Reconsidering Tiki


As American consumers have grown more and more aware of where the things they enjoy come from, the truth behind tiki has been getting more attention.

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Minimize Your Carbon Footprint with Edible Cutlery


incrEDIBLE Eats is a line of fully edible cutlery that’s sturdy enough for hot dishes and delicious enough to eat at the end of your meal.

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Mushrooms Rise Up to Command Respect


Mushroom market growth—set to hit $20 billion by 2025—is driven by eaters seeking meat alternatives, but they’re not just for vegetarians.

Music & Cheese Pairings: Culture’s It’s Cheesy Playlists


We hope you enjoy these playlists and give them a spin the next time you are having a party, happy hour, or a solo night with your favorite cheese board.