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Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese


You don’t have to travel far from home to discover cheese-based ice creams; they’re much easier to find than you might think.

Pride Month Spotlight: Lee Hennessy of Moxie Ridge Farm


This trans cheesemaker followed his dream of raising goats and making cheese—and he’s hoping to inspire others to follow his lead.

Hold the Nuts: It’s Time We Addressed Vegan Cheese


“You just can’t replace it.”

The Natural Touch


Last September, across town from the Great Hall of Cheese and just up the road past Affineur Alley, a group of cheesemakers began to set up their stalls behind Biodiversity House. They were part of Slow Food’s biennial Cheese event: a four-day weekend in the Piedmontese town of Bra spent tasting, sharing, and learning about […]

Queso Without Borders: The Cheese That Divides


When President Trump declared he would build a “great, great wall,” the national conversation turned to how much it would cost, where it would be built, and, more importantly, who it would divide. Los Angeles–based artist Cosimo Cavallaro decided he would make a wall of his own—out of Mexican cotija cheese. Cavallaro’s cheese wall is […]

Queso Without Borders: “Hispanic Style” In America’s Dairyland


Southern Wisconsin’s rolling hills first attracted immigrants from impoverished regions of Switzerland in the mid-19th century. They quickly set about turning rich soil into pasture and, ultimately, cheese. The legacy of Swiss immigration, which continued into the early 1900s, thrives to this day. It fuels the economy, culture, and tourism. Swiss flags hang in town […]

Ruminations: My Mom’s Weird Dairy


This is a story about one of those things I wish I’d appreciated about my parents as a kid, but instead felt totally mortified by. I was never a “cool kid.” I got glasses in fourth grade, which was the same year I started the growth spurt that put me well over five-and-a-half-feet tall before […]

Get Cultured


Answers to your burning questions about domestic cultured butter.

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