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The Charcuterie Renaissance


Cured meats have never been cooler Photographed by Adam Detour | Styled by Kendra Smith Mankind has been preserving meat via salt, air, and time for centuries, but cured meats have probably never looked cooler than they do in 2022. On-the-go meat sticks are no longer the sole purview of Slim Jim—TikTok and Instagram are […]

Spread-MMMs bring the party to your cheese plate


Like so many food entrepreneurs, Rebecca Montero didn’t intend to get into the business of making her savory spreads. As a young woman in the early 2000s, she moved into a New York City apartment with roommates, and they wanted to throw a party—not a pizza and beer party, but something a little fancier. Tapanade […]

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 […]

Fermented seaweed is cheese’s unexpected new friend


Going and eating green: Make sustainable seaweed the surprise star of your next cheese board.

5 Halloween Pairings to Enjoy at Home this Year


Conjure that Halloween fun from home by pairing some beloved seasonal treats with cheese this year.

Great 28 Pairings: Butterfly Pea Flower


One blue plate special coming right up.

How to pair Parmigiano Reggiano with drinks all day long


Give your grater a break and add this Italian favorite to your cheese board. Parmigiano can be paired with plenty of beverages that will satisfy any guest.

How to Pair Cheese with Sparkling Wine


Whether you opt for capital-C Champagne or a sparkling white from elsewhere in the world, bubbly is our favorite thing to pair with cheese.

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