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Best Regions: New York


If you want to make a name for yourself, you head to New York, and the cheese industry is no exception to this rule. With the nation’s fourth largest cheese output, New York is home to 4,650 dairy farms, some of the nation’s (dare we say, the world’s?) most reputable cheese shops, and the man […]

Rock On


Cave-aged cheeses are cool. Or at least they are for a few months. Emmi USA’s Kaltbach™ Le Gruyère® AOP is easily recognizable, with its rustic brown rind and smooth, crumbly paste. Flavorful without overwhelming the palate, this grass-fed cow’s milk cheese is aged in one of the most unique locations in the world. Deep under […]

Crowning Glory


I’m staring at a nondescript dark blue garage door somewhere in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. It’s the first Saturday of New York City’s week-long Pride celebration and the streets are buzzing with rainbow-clad revelers. I approach the door slowly, then stop when I see another woman rushing over with keys and phone in one hand, […]

Art or Science: Reflections on Cheesemaking


Crafting a quality cheese is a daily lesson: A lesson in perseverance, patience, and people. I joined South Africa’s Klein River Cheese in June 2015 as a recently qualified food scientist; it was my first (real) job. The experience has been a challenge and a delight. When asked what it’s like to work here, the […]