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Ruminations: In Defense of the Dessert Cheese Course


Making a case for Americans to emulate the French.

Ruminations: Taste Transformation


How exploring the unfamiliar can lead to unexpected discoveries in cheese, and in life.

Ruminations: Precious Objects


Why storing cheese is a lot like storing a painting

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


“You just can’t replace it.”

Ruminations: My Mom’s Weird Dairy


My mom taught me so many lessons, both purposefully and by osmosis, but her kitchen-based teachings are what stuck with me the most.

Gender Bias Blues


We are women, we are cheesemongers, and we are unwavering in our demand to be treated with respect and dignity.

Ruminations: Getting My Goats


Culture contributor Lauren Gitlin reflects on her relationships with cheesemaking legends Mary Holbrook and Laini Fondiller.

Illustration of a hand holding a paint roller applying a rainbow of cheese-inspired colors

Paint Inspiration: 50 Shades of Cheese


Choosing the perfect shade paint inspires a trip to the cheese counter for mouth-watering color inspiration

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