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Cheese IQ: Going Native


Most cheesemakers today use commercial cultures. However, more makers are beginning to experiment with native cheese cultures.

Ask the Monger: What is Listeria?


 What is listeria? Am I at risk?   Listeria comprise a large group, or genus, of bacteria found in the environment—particularly in soil, animal bedding, and other wet areas on farms. Although most members are harmless, one species in particular, Listeria monocytogenes, can be deadly. An infection with this culprit is called listeriosis. As with most […]

A Sharp Story: Why Are Some Cheddars Naturally Lactose Free?


Yes, whey. Lactose free eaters can enjoy cheddar too.

cheese storage

What’s The Best Way To Store Cheese At Home?


No matter the cheese type, stash the tub in the refrigerator. Cheese storage at home should be temporary—just long enough for you to enjoy it at its peak.