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Ask the Monger: Why Do Some Cheeses Get Runnier With Age?


Why do some cheeses get firmer as they age, while other cheeses get runnier? We delve into the science behind your favorite wedges.

The 5 Best Portable Cheese Snacks to Take with You Everywhere


Hard cheeses like gouda are ideal for on-the-go snacking. There’s a time and place for a good cheese board and—though we wish it weren’t so—it’s not always possible to go all out with a perfect platter; sometimes you need something smaller, packable, and easily snackable. Still, you never know when the cheese cravings might hit. […]

aged swiss cheese from the 19th century

The Search for the Oldest Cheese in the World


Forgotten wheels from the 19th century pose the question: How long can cheese age? Associate editor Molly McDonough heads to Switzerland to find out.

Natural Mimolette

Have You Met Mimolette?


With a pocked rind and unmistakable orange interior, Mimolette is one of France’s most easily-identifiable cheeses. Traditionally produced in the northern French county of Flanders, this pasteurized cow’s milk cheese is generally believed to be an interpretation of the Dutch cheese Edam. In the 17th century, France was importing significant quantities of cheese from the […]