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Farm Animal: Icelandic Sheep


Illustration by Erin Wallace BREED: Icelandic Sheep SPECIES: Ovis aries COLOR/PATTERN: White, brown, or gray wool; often patterned HEIGHT: 25 to 34 inches WEIGHT: 130 to 220 pounds REGION OF ORIGIN: Northern Europe Widely considered the oldest, purest sheep breed in the world, Icelandic sheep are prized for their hardiness, dual coat, and ability to […]

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, […]

The Road South: In Search of Mexico’s Wine Country


Photos by Benjamin Wheatley  My sister looked skeptical.“I don’t think this is the way,” she said. I looked down at Google Maps. The twisting network of roads meandered aimlessly with no real point of orientation. Looking up at the steep, dirt hill ahead and the cloud of dust that had gathered, I agreed with her […]

Must Love Curds: Dating Apps as Cheese


Tinder: Kraft Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend This is your go-to grab for when you just need a cheese fix and can’t be bothered with nuance. Throw on some PJs, queue up “The Office,” and crush handfuls of the stuff straight out the bag, all while swiping through Tinder. You might doze off and wake up […]

Tariffs 101: EU cheeses take a hike


Here’s what you need to know about the Trump administration’s proposed EU tariff hike:  -In October 2019, the Trump administration imposed a 25% tax on EU imported goods, including textiles, cosmetics, spirits, wine, and cheese. -This tax hike is in response to a long-running dispute over EU subsidies for Europe-based Airbus, which affect American aircraft […]

Comeback Kids: Consider Bardwell Farm Finds a New Whey Following Recall


Photo via considerbardwellfarm.com Nothing strikes ice-cold fear into the hearts of dairy manufacturers quite like the L-word—we’re talking Listeria monocytogenes. An independent cheesemaker’s worst nightmare erupted in late September 2019 for Consider Bardwell Farm, when a routine inspection of the Vermont-based farm’s processing facilities yielded a positive test for listeria in a wheel of the […]

EU approves first geographically protected Croatian cheese


Big news for the cheese world: a new cheese has been granted Protected Denomination of Origin status, the first of its country no less. Paški Sir, a hard sheep’s milk cheese from the island of Pag in Croatia, has won PDO status after over a decade of campaigning by the family who makes it. And […]

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Your Crash Course on the EU Cheese Tariffs


Perhaps you’ve heard the cheese world buzzing about the Trump administration’s tariffs on European Union (EU) goods. Here’s what you need to know.

In Queso You Missed It October 6th


September was National Potato Month, which means the Cheese and Potato cooking feature from our Autumn issue couldn’t have been more perfectly timed. Check out some of those recipes to keep the potato-month festivities going. After all, before you know it, it’ll be National Potato Day (October 27) and you can celebrate all over again.  […]

Totally Stuffed


Break out of your crab rangoon rut with these cheese wontons. COOKING METHOD  CHEESE  ADDITIONAL FILLING  GARNISH  Deep fried Cream cheese Chopped clams, green onions Pepper relish Baked Mascarpone Diced pineapple, ground ginger Cinnamon sugar Steamed Fresh goat cheese Edamame, pressed garlic  Everything bagel seasoning Pan fried Whipped feta Red cabbage sauerkraut Honey mustard   […]