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7 Best Cheeses to Melt on Your Burger


The beginning of summer is a fleeting yet glorious time of moderate temperatures, longer days, and an unparalleled zeal to be outside firing up the grill. That’s right, burger time is upon us. While we’d never throw shade at the tried-and-true American cheese, we’ve got a couple suggestions up our sleeves to really spice up […]

an assortment of beans in front of a plain white background

Great 28: Cheese + Beans


The ubiquitous legume is a champion cheese companion.

stack of marshmallows

Great 28: Cheese + Marshmallows


To most, marshmallows conjure memories of roasting slightly stale sugary pillows over a campfire, often until they accidentally ignite (cueing the search for a friend who appreciates a good char). While mass-produced versions of this confection have widespread nostalgic charm, its origins are perhaps less familiar: The “marsh mallow” originally referred to a flowering perennial […]

a bowl full of rye

Great 28: Cheese + Rye


Rye is everything I love in an ancient grain—and the uses are many,” says Matt Jennings, Boston-based chef and author of the cookbook Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots (Artisan, 2017). Once considered a weed by the ancient Greeks, the tall cereal grass was already a staple in Europe when Dutch immigrants brought its […]

alp blossom cheese served with rose jelly

Great 28: Cheese + Rose


Even before Shakespeare introduced “a rose by any other name” into every high school’s curriculum, the aptly dubbed “Queen of Flowers” had a storied past. Cleopatra covered the floor of her palace room with petals before Mark Antony came to visit. Roman emperors hung rosebuds on ceilings to remind party guests to keep mum about […]

edible insects

Great 28: Cheese + Insects


Hear us out—edible insects aren’t as intimidating as you might think. In fact, a 2013 United Nations report estimated that at least two billion people worldwide eat insects regularly. Once you get past the mental block, you’ll find that insects are packed with protein and nutrients, plus interesting flavors that play nicely with cheese (really!). […]

digestif

Great 28: Cheese + Digestifs


Yin to the aperitif’s yang, the digestif appears at the end of a meal with the purported aim of aiding—what else?—digestion. A European tradition, the drinks blended into American consciousness during the late 19th century and have recently begun edging into the spotlight, riding the coattails of the craft cocktail revolution. While the aperitif is […]

cheese and matcha

Great 28: Cheese + Matcha


Matcha—an electric-green, hyper-concentrated green tea powder—has leapt the Pacific from Asia. Its superfood status has likely bolstered its recent popularity in America; green tea was already healthy and celebrated, but matcha is believed to be even higher in antioxidants than whole green tea leaves. Matcha’s natural caffeine is accompanied by vitamin C, potassium, and amino […]