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Voicings: The Simms Twins Of Lady And Larder


Photo Credit: Jenna Jones It’s hard not to smile around Sarah and Boo Simms. The twin sisters and co-owners of Santa Monica cheese shop Lady and Larder are effervescent, exuding a familiarity that welcomes you like a lifelong friend. With over 70,000 Instagram followers, these two have single-handedly changed the cheese board game with dynamic, […]

Shop Talk: Winter 2022


For this edition of Shop Talk, we asked owners and mongers from shops in Florida, New York, and California to answer the following: 1. How did you get your start working in cheese?2. What is your favorite cheese memory/funny story? 3. What cheese-focused trip or experience is on your bucket list? “Annie” Thorton and Kyle […]

Shop Talk: Autumn 2022 E-Commerce Edition


Etailers say they are just as committed to championing artisan products and providing exceptional customer service as brick-and-mortar shops.

Shop Talk: New Kids on the Block


Zach Berg (left) and William Werner, owners of Mongers’ Provisions 1. MONGERS’ PROVISIONS BERKLEY, MI When Mongers’ Provisions co-owner Zach Berg returned to his hometown in Detroit from the Bay Area in 2018, he noticed an absence of specialty cheese stores in the area. “The grocery stores existed, but if you wanted to find a […]

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


The necessity of sustenance affords mongers a guaranteed income amid COVID-19-related shutdowns, even if that payoff comes with a price. 

Friends in Dire Places


Life as we know it has come to a screeching halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the US dairy industry is taking one of the worst hits during this crisis. 

Keep Calm and Eat Cheese at London’s La Fromagerie


La Fromagerie in London is part cheese-and-produce shop, part fine-dining restaurant, part wholesale operation—whole turophile dream world.

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