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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?

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The Origin of Cheese


While today the origin of cheese as food is still disputed, in the middle ages (and earlier) some believed that cheese was the stuff of earthly creation

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The [Stinky] Cheese Stands Alone


One man’s search for the infamous Limburger cheese yields more than stinky cheese