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How to Build the Perfect Butter Board


Butter boards have divided the internet! Topped with sea salt and served with radishes, the thick layer of butter has some people horrified and others delighted. We decided to take a look at the trend and try it out for ourselves, and since this is culture, of course, we had to put cheese on it! […]

Ribera y Rueda: Food Friendly Wines From Spain


Winemaking in Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines began almost 2,000 years ago. The flag of Castilla y León bears images of castles and lions—symbolism that represents the name of Spain’s largest region and a sense of purpose and prestige that has persisted to this day. It’s a wonder anyone would have […]

FireFly Farms Black & Blue + Kimchee: An Inspired Pairing


Founded by partners Mike Koch and Pablo Solanet in 2002, FireFly Farms makes 10 cheeses using fresh goat’s and cow’s milk from family farms within a 30-mile radius of the creamery. All of the cheeses are handmade from just four ingredients: pasteurized milk, bacterial cultures, vegetable rennet, and salt—no additives, preservatives, stabilizers, or GMOs. Having […]

5 Unexpected Cheese Pairings from Cheesemongers


The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” is sometimes used to describe the goal of cheese pairings. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the phrase Aristotle penned. What the great philosopher wrote in his Metaphysics, nearly 2,400 years ago, was “the whole is something besides the parts.” But since we’re concerned […]

Wackym’s Cookies are the Perfect Base for a Sweet-Savory Pairing


I’m an avid baker, and never met a packaged cookie that wowed me until I bit into a Wackym’s Kitchen Lemon Shortbread at Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco last February. “Ohhhh …” I sighed as I scanned the other flavors lined up on the table and asked the man in the feathered fedora standing […]

Drinks with Cheese: Functional Beverages to Pair with Cheese


We’ve been making our drinks work for us for centuries— coffee to wake us up, citrus to refresh on a hot day, and tea or booze for just about everything else. Even water, at its core, is “functional.” Yet this precedent has not kept supposedly operative quaffs from taking over the drink fridge at your […]

Cheese + Fish: It’s All Greek To Me


Barrel-aged feta, Cretan Graviera, and whey-made mizithra mix well with seafood in Greece.

The Dordogne: Cheese, Wine, and Art de Vivre


In the bucolic Dordogne region of southwestern France, appreciating what’s on your plate or in your glass is elevated to an art form. And it all starts in the hands of dedicated producers.

The Charcuterie Renaissance


Cured meats have never been cooler Photographed by Adam Detour | Styled by Kendra Smith Mankind has been preserving meat via salt, air, and time for centuries, but cured meats have probably never looked cooler than they do in 2022. On-the-go meat sticks are no longer the sole purview of Slim Jim—TikTok and Instagram are […]

Spread-MMMs bring the party to your cheese plate


Like so many food entrepreneurs, Rebecca Montero didn’t intend to get into the business of making her savory spreads. As a young woman in the early 2000s, she moved into a New York City apartment with roommates, and they wanted to throw a party—not a pizza and beer party, but something a little fancier. Tapanade […]