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Fermented Garlic Honey: Cheese’s New BFF


Most honey you find in the grocery store is sourced from all over the world. By the time it makes it into your shopping cart, that little jar of golden nectar may have racked up thousands of food miles and is so far removed from where it was produced, it’s probably impossible to pinpoint the […]

New on the Market Winter 2022


1 Brooklyn Cured is expanding its lineup of pre-sliced meats. The company’s newest product is Spicy Bresaola with Calabrian Chili, which pairs beautifully with a cool and creamy burrata. Topit with arugula, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, and a drizzle of balsamic to create a simple yet elevated salad. 2 Sisters Stephanie and Hayley Painter, of fourth-generation […]

Baked Cheese Is The Scandi Snack You’ve Been Missing


For a cheese company that’s been around less than a year, the Big Moo is certainly making some big waves in the industry. Since launching in January, the Big Moo baked cheese has won multiple Gold medals at the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest (WCCC) and is now in cheese cases in over 5,000 stores […]

In Queso You Missed It: October 9, 2022


Photo by Jackie Botto form her coverage of the Vermont Cheese Summit. Can cheese combat climate change? At this year’s Vermont Cheese Summit sustainability was the topic on everyone’s mind. Vermont cheesemakers shared how they are working to minimize carbon output, from developing new packaging solutions to composting stray curds and paper towels, they are all looking […]

8 Pumpkin Spice Cheeses to Warm Up Autumn


Move over pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice cheese is here! Cheesemakers are getting creative and putting their own spin on the pumpkin spice craze. We scoured the internet to come up with a list of eight pumpkin-spiced cheeses that are perfect for your Halloween cheeseboard or fall recipes. Some of them include actual pumpkin, while […]

In Queso You Missed It: September 25, 2022


Four well-known cheese producers from Australia’s Scenic Rim—Towri Sheep Cheeses, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, Summer Land Camels (whose marinated Persian feta was on our Summer 2020 cover), and Naughty Little Kids—have co-created Ewe+3, Australia’s (and quite possibly the world’s) first sheep, camel, goat, and Jersey cow’s milk cheese. The collaboration was sparked by devastating floods that impacted farms in […]

In Queso You Missed It: September 11, 2022


The American Cheese Society invites owners, managers, and cheesemakers are invited to participate in a survey about the current state of the U.S. artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheese industry. The survey data will enable the industry to communicate its impact to policymakers, the media, regulators, and other stakeholders, and to better advocate on behalf of cheesemakers. Even […]

In Queso You Missed It: August 28, 2022


A couple of developments in the plant-based cheese-alternative world piqued our interest this week. First, we learned about The Great Plant-Based Con (Piatkus, June 9, 2022) by UK journalist Jayne Buxton. An ambassador for the Real Food Campaign and the Public Health Collaboration, Buxton presents a thoroughly researched rebuttal to the increasingly pervasive, powerful, and well-funded narrative that a plant-based diet is […]

In Queso You Missed It: August 14, 2022


The Academy of Cheese is calling for cheesemongers to enter the 2022 Young Cheesemonger of the Year competition. The award will be hosted at the World Cheese Awards (WCA), organized by the Guild of Fine Food in Newport, Wales on Nov. 2, 2022. The competition is free to enter and open to any cheesemonger under the age of 30. Finalists will be invited to […]

In Queso You Missed It: July 31,2022


After a two-year hiatus, the 2022 American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference—or what insiders call “Cheese Camp”—was a joyful reunion of the American cheese community in Portland, Oregon. The event consisted of industry panels and lectures, a Meet the Cheesemaker event where over 100 creameries sampled their cheeses, and the 2022 ACS Judging & Competition. Best of […]

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