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Ribera y Rueda: Food Friendly Wines From Spain


Winemaking in Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines began almost 2,000 years ago. The flag of Castilla y León bears images of castles and lions—symbolism that represents the name of Spain’s largest region and a sense of purpose and prestige that has persisted to this day. It’s a wonder anyone would have […]

Europe Home of Cheese: Get to Know the Cheeses of Austria


In Austria, cheesemakers work with traditional methods in harmony with and respect for the environment and the animals, to produce natural, organic, GMO-free cheese.

Cheesemaking in Ukraine, Then and Now


Ukraine has a lot to be proud of when it comes to cheese. We already have more than 300 cheesemakers, and this number increases yearly. The annual consumption of cheese has also grown accordingly. Last year it was about 5 kilograms per capita. While Ukrainians are still relatively new to cheesemaking, our skills and productivity […]

A Feta Odyssey in Greece


The flagship national product of Greece, feta’s roots go all the way back to the days of Homer.

Culture Goes to ‘Cheese Camp’


Education, networking, all-you-can-eat cheese, and more: it’s a curd nerd’s paradise at the ACS Conference.

The Collective Culture of Grief


I’m struggling to write this column. Just a week ago there was a mass shooting in Buffalo, and ten people were murdered because they dared to shop at a grocery store while Black. By the time this piece hits your mailbox the news cycle will have moved on, and many of you will have as […]

Vegan Cheese is Here to Stay


Vegan cheese is back on the menu and bigger than ever. In 2021, the global vegan cheese market was valued at $2.43 billion, and Silicon Valley is pouring more money into alt milks every year.

Cheese + Fish: It’s All Greek To Me


Barrel-aged feta, Cretan Graviera, and whey-made mizithra mix well with seafood in Greece.

Meet the Women Cheesemakers from Brazil’s Serra da Mantiquera


Photographed by Rebeca Figueirdo Fazenda Atalaia is bustling with life when I arrive, hungry from the 85-mile early morning drive out of São Paulo into the Serra da Mantiqueira—a mountain range that stretches some 300 miles across swathes of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro states. Tractors thunder about, cows are mustering for […]

Chef’s Dish: Southern Classics Meet Mediterranean Flavors at The Lazy Goat


Photographed by Paul Mehaffey Tucked up against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina, garners its fair share of accolades these days for its food scene, which is bubbling over with good places to eat—notto mention three James Beard Award nominees. But that wasn’t the case in 2007 when restaurateur Carl Sobocinski […]