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Great 28 Pairings: Natural Wine


Natural wine is many different things, with an ever-evolving definition. The bullet points everyone can agree on include organically-grown grapes, minimal filtration, no added sugars, colorings, or sulfites, and absolutely no lab-cultivated yeasts. Die-hards maintain even more rules, such as stipulating the grapes must be hand-picked, but this is where the natural wine umbrella gets […]

Ask the Monger: Is Cheese High in Sodium?


 Why are cheeses so salty, and are there any low-sodium options? Sodium chloride, or table salt, is a key ingredient in cheesemaking. It helps draw moisture out of the curd while also binding with the water molecules that remain in the cheese, making that water unavailable for food spoilage microbes. Salt also enhances flavor, and […]

2019 World Cheese Awards Super Gold Winners


As always, we congratulate all the cheese makers who took home winning titles at this year’s World Cheese Awards! Click here to see the full list. Below, we compiled all the cheeses who took home the coveted Super Gold awards.  Cerney Ash Cheese Cerney Cheese cerneycheese.co.uk UK Crottino Di Capra Carozzi Formaggi carozzi.com Italy Etyek […]

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Cornerstone: The Latest American Original


There’s no shortage of “American Originals”: Colby, Teleme, Monterey Jack. Come along as we visit three farms creating the latest addition to the roster.

In Queso You Missed It April 7th


Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese news! Our April 7th edition of In Queso You Missed It.

In Queso You Missed It January 20th


Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese news! Our January 20th edition of In Queso You Missed It.

In Queso You Missed It October 21st


Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese news! Our October 21st edition of In Queso You Missed It.

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In Queso You Missed It October 14th


Happy American Cheese Month, everyone! What better way to usher in this beautiful October? Fall has officially been here for a few weeks, but we’re finally seeing cooler weather. Now it’s time for sipping Pumpkin Spice Lattes without secretly sweating through our oversized sweaters. Here’s what you might have missed last week in cheese news: […]

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In Queso You Missed It August 19th


We’re already halfway through August fellow turophiles, and this late summer heat has us feeling like melted Raclette and left us daydreaming about Cornish blue cheese ice cream! We’re also venturing to take in the beauty of sculpted cheese, packing up picnics, and planning out new, ooey-gooey, fromage fare in anticipation for when the weather […]

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All the Winners from the American Cheese Society Awards


Photo credit Bob Montgomery Last weekend, the culture crew attended the American Cheese Society conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an annual gathering of makers, mongers, buyers, distributors—basically, anyone in the North American cheese industry. It might sound boring, but the ACS conference is actually a total party. We cheese people gather to do things like nerd […]