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How to Talk About Cheese

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Like wine, cheese has a vocabulary all its own. What exactly is a bloomy rind, and what can the eyes of cheese tell you? This guide walks you through the four steps of appropriate cheese appraisal, so study up and drop some knowledge at your next cheesy soirée.

There are few things better than a good hunk of cheese. It’s the cornerstone of some of life’s most memorable meals and snacks. So why not understand what you’re really talking about the next time you passionately exclaim your devotion to it? After all, to know your cheese is to love your cheese.

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Alicia Hahn

Alicia Hahn excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.