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The Best Cheese to Pair with Coffee Stout


An expert rounds up the best coffee stouts to pair with your favorite cheeses.

Cheesie's grilled cheese

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: […]

Little Brett Credit Allagash Brewing

Pair these Funky, Fizzy Brett Beers with Stinky Cheese


For winemakers, few words are more feared than Brettanomyces. The wild yeast voraciously devours every available sugar and carbohydrate in vino, turning out tastes and aromas that, to some, can evoke a stroll through a horse stable. In the modern beer world, however, many brewers welcome Brett— as it’s colloquially called—because it offers more genetic […]

It’s a (Cheese) Marathon


Planet Cheese is a weekly blog devoted to everything cheese: products, people, places, news, and views. James Beard Award-winning journalist Janet Fletcher writes Planet Cheese from her home in Napa Valley. Janet is the author of Cheese & Wine, Cheese & Beer, and The Cheese Course and an occasional contributor to culture. Visit janetfletcher.com to […]

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Cheese + Beer: Gose


Germany’s sour, salt-sprinkled gose is having a moment

Photo courtesy of Anchor Steam

Cheese + Beer: California Common


Steam beer, or “California common,” is a thirst-quenching American original that makes a great complement to Asiago and pepper Jack.