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Ruminations: Counter Culture

The rotating cast of characters who make a monger’s day

Workin’ the World

An importer reflects on the job of finding great cheese.

Pilgrim’s Prejudice

How a trip back in time changed one woman’s palate

Aleks Sennwald Taken By Storm Illustration

Summer Snow Storm

Freak July weather collides with a cheese named Summer Snow

Illustration of a cheesemaker standing over a steaming vat in a cave with aging cheeses

The Shepherd Makes Cheese

While these two people may not speak the same language, as this Greek shepherd and New England cheesemaker discover: The language of cheese is universal

Illustration of a wedding cake made of cheese with bride and groom toppers

Daddy’s Gruyère

When our associate editor’s dad plays cheesemaker for her wedding… does everything end happily ever after?

Illustration of a cow casting a Swiss-cheese-holed shadow

Meat-Free, Cheese-Centric

A vegetarian diet introduces questions when it comes to dairy. Is cheese vegetarian? It depends on the rennet – and the vegetarian – in question

Illustration of a couple dreamily holding hands in the midst of piles of cheese

A Cheese Love Story

Their paths cross over fondue, but it was the way their relationship broadened over cheese that makes this a true cheese love story

Illustration of a runner crossing the ribbon of a finish line to be awarded a cheese medal

Going the Distance: the Great Cheese Marathon

One cheesemonger explains her experience earning the title of Certified Cheese Professional and the endurance it takes to get from start to finish