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Trenton Speer Reflects on His Journey From Challenging Teen to Cheesemaker


Trenton Speer may be too young to have a beer, but he’s already raked up years of cheesemaking experience.

Sweet Grass Dairy Launches Two New Cheeses and Rereleases Georgia Gouda


Sweet Grass Dairy, based in Thomasville, Georgia, has unveiled two new cheeses and a rerelease of Georgia Gouda in a strategic move to expand their market presence. These additions signify the company’s dedication to meeting the evolving tastes of consumers across both retail and food service sectors, underscoring their commitment to quality, flavor, and customer […]

Ruminating on Retail: Finding My Flow in a Sea of Boxes


A retail pro ruminates on her love/hate relationship with retail after a 2-year break.

Finding community at the American Cheese Society

How Does the Cheese Industry Join In Community With Marginalized Peoples?


Agela Abdullah the president of the non-profit Cheese Culture Coalition reflects on her experience finding an inclusive cheese community.

Carr Valley Celebrates 140 Years of Cheesemaking


Family traditions run deep in America’s Dairyland as Carr Valley commemorates 14 decades of cheesemaking. Sid Cook, a fourth generation master cheesemaker, followed the footsteps of his great-great-uncle Ed Leply who began cheesemaking in southwestern Wisconsin in 1883. Inspired by Ed, in 1944 Sid’s parents, Sam and Merna Cook, bought the Irish Valley factory, a […]

What’s In A Cheese Name? Understanding the Battle for Gruyère


A deep dive into the ongoing battle over the ‘Gruyère’ name in the American cheese market, as Swiss and French producers fight for their proprietary rights and consumer recognition.

The Wiltshire Loaf Returns


Mentioned in Jane Austen’s novel Emma, Wiltshire Loaf was one of England’s lost cheeses until a cheesemaker tracked down the recipe.

Oysters Are Always in Season


Luckily for oyster fans, modern shellfish farming means they are always available.

Chef’s Dish: Canela Bistro and Wine Bar


More than 10 years after it opened, Canela is still serving loyal customers both traditional Spanish and Spanish-inspired California cuisine, along with an ever-changing, exclusively Spanish wine list. 

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