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Ruminations: Precious Objects


Why storing cheese is a lot like storing a painting

Personal Touch


Massage therapist. Tattoo artist. Hairdresser. These are a few of the professions that require physical human interaction, if not constant human touch. In recent months, we’ve seen previously contact-centric businesses pivot to meet the needs of their clients without putting themselves and others at risk of infection. In the most unfortunate cases, we’ve seen these […]

You Can Count on Mongers


In this weird new world, cheesemongers are among those front-line workers exposing themselves to potential health threats. Cheese is both a comfort food and a specialty item, but many shops with cheese counters are considered essential as a type of grocery store. The necessity of sustenance affords mongers a guaranteed income amid COVID-19-related shutdowns, even […]

Friends in Dire Places


  Springtime means many things: new shoots pushing through the soil, warmer and longer days brightening moods, and animals having new babies. In an unfortunate and unfair twist of fate, spring this year brought something few of us could have seen coming. Life as we know it has come to a screeching halt due to […]

Keep Calm and Eat Cheese


In 1991, founder Patricia Michelson (right) opened the first La Fromagerie location in London’s Highbury Park neighborhood with a dream of bringing carefully crafted cheeses to the city. Now more than two decades later, Michelson has realized her dream and then some. Part cheese-and-produce shop, part fine-dining restaurant, part wholesale operation, La Fromagerie has evolved […]

Shop Talk: The Fox & The Crow


If you’re in the market for a truly cheesy experience (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?), look no further than Fort Collins’ midtown cheese shop The Fox & The Crow. Part fromagerie, part bistro, this shop boasts a selection of cheeses “from five to 5,000miles away.” Co-founder Tina Mooney takes pride in the range of […]

5 Ways to Celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day


April 20 is the 5th annual Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day! Here’s how you can celebrate the history-laden and microbe-rich goodness of raw milk cheese.

Shop Talk: La Femme du Fromage


Tonda Carrente, founder and owner of La Femme du Fromage, explores creative cheese pairings at her Orlando cheese shop.

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