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Cheese Styles: Traditional Swiss

Cheese Styles: Traditional Swiss

In Switzerland, traditional cheesemaking serves many functions. Without the low-intensity, seasonal cow grazing that helps to regenerate and maintain them, these grasslands—hotspots of biodiversity— would begin to disappear.

Molly McDonough | cheese-iq
Cheese Styles: Blue

Cheese Styles: Blue

Centuries ago, blue cheeses were probably all mistakes. Modern cheesemakers prefer consistency and control, so they inoculate the milk or curds with the mold of their choosing.

Alli Beard | cheese-iq
Cheese Styles: Pecorino

Cheese Styles: Pecorino

As a class, pecorinos are relatively simple cheeses to make. Many recipes have changed little since Roman times.

Alli Beard | cheese-iq
Cheese Styles: Brie

Cheese Styles: Brie

Soft and curvy, with oozing, voluptuous love handles, Brie has enchanted poets and emperors for centuries.

Molly McDonough | cheese-iq

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