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Exploring the Wide World of Rennet


Cheese traveler’s research
abroad explores rennet and opportunities for American makers.

Ribera y Rueda: Food Friendly Wines From Spain


Win a Trip to Spain! Find these wines at these fine retailers culture is excited to be partnering with Ribera y Rueda in launching a pilot program to support cheese and wine retailers around the country—which is expected to expand dramatically in the coming months. These high-value wines from Spain pair perfectly with a wide variety of cheeses […]

A New Wave of Dutch Cheesemakers Branches Out Beyond Gouda


In the Netherlands new generation of cheesemakers has been looking abroad and making it clear that there’s more to Dutch cheese than edam and gouda.

Who Gets To Be A Cheese Educator?


To make the cheese industry more equitable requires doing work that makes you feel uncomfortable, consistency, and a commitment to change.

Breeding Better Cheese


Enterprising dairies blend the latest tech and age-old practices to raise healthier animals, strengthen farms, and produce top-quality milk

What To Do About Spain’s Shepherding Crisis?


I am the owner of Caprarius Dairy and I am a cheesemaker.  We are on the island of Fuerteventura, located in the village of Pajara, in Mezque. I want to say that we make Majorero cheese with denomination of origin, and also that tending to animals isn’t a profession only for older people but also […]

Remembering Scott “Scooter” Frank


Scott and Rachel Blackman Frank with their son, Sterling Harrison Frank (photo courtesy of Rachel Blackman Frank) When Scott Frank died on December 1 at age 48 after a valiant fight against esophageal cancer, the specialty food world lost a beloved colleague, mentor, and friend. Frank spent his career in the industry; for the last […]

Best Cheeses 2022: Sheep’s Milk


Photo by Nina Gallant | Styled by Kendra Smith CROZIER BLUE (pictured above)J&L Grubb Ltd. / Cashel Blue | Fethard, Ireland This rich, sweet wheel gets its name from St. Patrick’s Crozier, a silver relic in the shape of a shepherd’s crook said to be carried by the saint—a fitting name for a sheep’s milk […]

Best Cheeses 2022: Goat’s Milk


Photo by Nina Gallant | Styled by Kendra Smith ST. GERMAIN (pictured above)Blakesville Creamery | Port Washington, Wisconsin This semi-firm and mild, milky winner is made in a style similar to sheep’s milk, natural rind tommes from the Pyrenees. Only St. Germain hails from one of Wisconsin’s newest creameries. Founded in 2020, Blakesville Creamery makes […]

Best Cheeses 2022: Cow’s Milk


Photo by Nina Gallant | Styled by Kendra Smith WHITNEY (pictured above)Jasper Hill Farm | Greensboro, Vt. Made with the raw milk of Jasper Hill’s grass-fed herd, ACS First Place Best of Show winner Whitney leverages Jura-mountain inspiration into something uniquely Vermont. Its tacky pink exterior contains a pliant, milky white paste redolent of juicy […]

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