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Rumination: Bra Cheese Festival

A young cheese lover confronts fear and joy while confronting the possibility of a career in cheese at the Slow Food Cheese Festival

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Teen Idol: Matt Rubiner’s Fan Club

One mom observes her son’s cheese devotion and how it led him to his hero: Cheesemonger Matt Rubiner

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Confessions of a New Milkmaid

A farm novice finds trouble and triumph as a student milkmaid in the milking parlor of Sprout Creek Farm

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Born to be Wild (About Cheese)

A teenager on his way to college recounts his early years of cheese discovery and considers what it means to be born to be wild… about cheese

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Big Idea: Ruminations on the World’s Largest Cheese

A cheesemonger recalls his pilgrimage to see the World’s Largest Cheese, a cheddar known as The Golden Giant

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Come Together… with Cheese Clubs

One writer contemplates cheese clubs and the power of cheese as a social adhesive throughout history

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Outlaws and Inmates: Tales of Good Cheese Gone Bad

The dark underbelly of the cheese world is exposed in these true tales of cheese crime

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China’s Cheese Vacancy

“Made in China” applies to everything but fine cheese… what’s the explanation for this vacancy in the field of Chinese cheese?