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New on the Market for Spring 2020


We’ve rounded up six hot products to look out for on your next shopping trip. Nothing gets us more fired up than ethically-sourced, pesticide-free spices from Diaspora Co. Their latest flavor bomb, Single Origin Guntur Sannam Chilli Powder, adds a fruity, even heat to any last-minute dinner; just a pinch boosts mac and cheese, chili, […]

Salumi and Formaggi


Photo by Madison Trapkin I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like. When I was a kid, I used to adore the little wedges of Laughing Cow. I would sit at the table, carefully peel back the foil wrapper, and then shove the whole triangle of creamy processed goodness in my mouth. I also loved […]

In Queso You Missed It: February 9th


The 2020 Winter Cheesemonger Invitational took place in San Francisco a few weeks ago, where some of the best mongers from across the country competed in a day-long crash course in all things cheese, charcuterie, and mongering. A week later, our Editor-in-Chief wrote about her firsthand account of the event. Read it here, or check […]

Cheese Subscriptions

10 Subscriptions Every Cheese Lover Needs


These days, there’s a subscription box for everything. Cheese lovers, you’ll be pleased to know that you’re covered on the fromage front: With several brands selling cheese subscriptions, your next cheese crush can be delivered right to your doorstep. We’ve rounded up some of the cheesiest subscription boxes on the market, so all you have […]

bayonne ham pgi

Do You Know PGI? A Case Study in Bayonne Ham


PGI is a protected geographical indication that tells you where your food comes from. Essentially: high-quality food that you can trust. We break it down here with Bayonne ham PGI.

Perfect Platter for One with Bayonne Ham


When it comes to the perfect desk lunch, we’re all about the personal platter. Don’t get us wrong, we love those overflowing, Instagram-ready platters, but we also love treating ourselves to a board we’ve lovingly made just for us. It’s also a welcome change from a boring sandwich or salad – not to mention easier. […]

Ratinaud French Cuisine in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Shop Talk: Ratinaud French Cuisine in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Having grown up eating his grandparents’ homemade pâté in Limoges, France, and then working in European and Canadian kitchens for years, classically trained chef Frédéric Tandy settled in Nova Scotia to start something of his own. “I wanted to do something different,” he says. “I saw that no one was preparing their own charcuterie, and the […]

109 cheese & wine

Shop Talk: 109 Cheese& Wine, Kent and Ridgefield, Conn.


For the owners of 109 Cheese & Wine, it’s the passion for food and wine and bringing them together that keeps them going.