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In Queso You Missed it: December 18, 2022


According to Food & Wine, charcuterie boards were the number three top food trend on TikTok, behind cloud bread and baked oats. While technically they listed charcuterie, it’s probably safe to assume the trend encompasses cheese boards too. FYI, butter boards clocked in at 10 on the list. We’ll go out on a limb and say the charcuterie board has a bit more […]

Cheese Caves Help Mold a Passionate and Purposeful Life


There’s a quote from Anthony Bourdain: “You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.” I remember hearing it for the first time and getting defensive because I didn’t want to be exposed as the hopeless romantic that I am. The truth is that I live in complete […]

In Queso You Missed It: Nov. 6, 2022


A new cheese has been crowned the best in the world! Le Gruyère AOP surchoix, entered by Vorderfultigen and Gourmino, just took home the grand prize at the World Cheese Awards held in Newport, Wales. Over 4,000 cheeses from 42 countries entered the competition. Culture editor, Susan Axelrod, was one of the 250 judges responsible for culling the pack of […]

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Ask the Monger: How Do I Become A Cheesemonger?


How does one become a cheesemonger?  I began my career as a cheesemaker in rural West Pawlet, Vermont. Due to the distance between the farm and our retail customers in NYC, a tremendous information gap existed. Is the cheese raw or pasteurized? Jersey milk or Ayrshire? From the Northeast Kingdom or the Slate Valley? I wanted to close that gap and tell […]

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