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Cheesemongering in the Time of COVID: New England Shops


Check out how these businesses in New England have been coping with the pandemic and using their innate persistence to bounce back. 

Cheesemongering in the Time of COVID: Wisconsin Small Shop Spotlight


COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, upending life as we know it for small businesses. But these Wisconsin shops have found creative ways to thrive.

Cheesemongering in the Time of COVID: Small Shop Spotlight (NJ + PA)


Check out how these businesses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been coping with the pandemic and using their innate persistence to bounce back. 

Lively Run Dairy Bridges Gap Between Surplus Milk and Food Banks in Need


Three weeks ago a photo appeared at the top of social media feeds featuring cascades of milk spilling from the back of a truck, pooling in the grass, underneath the headline, “Help make cheese with surplus milk for Food Banks.” The attached GoFundMe link was quickly shared to hundreds throughout the Finger Lakes community, and […]

Personal Touch


Massage therapist. Tattoo artist. Hairdresser. These are a few of the professions that require physical human interaction, if not constant human touch. In recent months, we’ve seen previously contact-centric businesses pivot to meet the needs of their clients without putting themselves and others at risk of infection. In the most unfortunate cases, we’ve seen these […]

Borrowed Dime


There’s a general rule of thumb when shopping for cheese: Estimate that each of your guests will consume about a quarter pound of cheese in total, and buy accordingly (the arbiters of this rule have clearly never visited our office). This ensures that everyone gets at least a taste of each type of cheese, and […]

You Can Count on Mongers


In this weird new world, cheesemongers are among those front-line workers exposing themselves to potential health threats. Cheese is both a comfort food and a specialty item, but many shops with cheese counters are considered essential as a type of grocery store. The necessity of sustenance affords mongers a guaranteed income amid COVID-19-related shutdowns, even […]

Nowhere To Go


  By now, you may have seen snapshots of the dairy industry’s worst nightmare: heartbreaking photos of gallons of milk being dumped down drains or in fields while dairy farmers stand by, hollow-eyed and tight-jawed. Dairy processing plants, where milk is pasteurized and bottled for sale, are turning farmers away, as the plants are already […]

Friends in Dire Places


  Springtime means many things: new shoots pushing through the soil, warmer and longer days brightening moods, and animals having new babies. In an unfortunate and unfair twist of fate, spring this year brought something few of us could have seen coming. Life as we know it has come to a screeching halt due to […]

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