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Faraway Cheeses: Denmark

Denmark is famous for a number of culinary feats: the globally-renowned Noma, a simplistic and local tradition, and the famous open-faced smørrebrød. Glaringly absent from this impressive list, however, is cheese. Scandinavia in general is not really considered an especially cheesy region, however among its neighbors, Denmark is the country most often associated with cheese […]

Oaxaca cheese

Faraway Cheeses: An Introduction

Culture intern Anne Jastrzebski explores cheeses in unexpected regions of the world

Cheesemaker molding cheese

Faraway Cheeses: El Salvador

In the heart of Central America lies El Salvador, a tiny, densely populated country. Chances are you’ve maybe heard one or two fun facts about El Salvador. And chances are that those facts have nothing to do with cheese. European colonization has left its mark on Latin America in many ways, including a strong influence […]

Wisconsin cheese

Making Cheese the Official Dairy Product of Wisconsin

In a state that lives and breathes dairy, cheese may finally take its place as an official state symbol of Wisconsin

provolone cheese

Cheese Doesn’t Raise Cholesterol, According to New Study

Go ahead and grab that last slice of cheddar; it might improve your health, according to a recent study from Ireland

Cracking into a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano

Cheese Thieves in Italy Strike Again

Operation Wine and Cheese bust leads to 10 arrests in Modena, Italy

Zingerman's bread counter

A Milestone Anniversary and an Exciting Year for Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Lauded by Drew Barrymore and Oprah Winfrey alike, Zingerman’s celebrates decades of

Wedding cheese cake

Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue (Cheese, That Is)

Getting hitched? Celebrate your “I dos” with a fabulous wedding cheese cake