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Voicings: Rachel Fritz Schaal


We asked Schaal to name some of her essentials, the can’t-live-without-’em items that bring her joy and make this “the best job I’ve ever had.”

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?


Here’s what you need to know about Listeria, a large group of bacteria that’s sometimes found in soil, animal bedding, and areas on farms.

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.