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Does Dry Hay Mean Safer Raw-Milk Cheese?


Drying hay helps Jasper Hill Farm shape the microbiology of its cheese. Dry hay has helped it eliminate listeria completely from the milk supply.

Why Copper Vats Matter


Why are so many iconic aged cheeses made using copper vats?

Beecher's Handmade Cheese in New York City. Photocourtesy of Beecher's Handmade Cheese

Urban Legends: Creameries Flock to Cities


Creameries are eying urban locales over the countryside

Cougar Gold

A Man, a Plan, a Can: All About Cougar Gold Canned Cheese


Washington State University Creamery has been making canned cheese since the 1940s

Cheese IQ: Say What?


A quick guide to talking cheese.

Cheese IQ: Changing Wheys


Diving headfirst into new technology spelled success for one French cheesemaker.

Cheese IQ: A Side of Soul


Trace macaroni and cheese’s journey from Italy to the American South