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Larry's Market

Shop Talk: Larry’s Market in Brown Deer, Wisconsin


Today, Wisconsin is famous for award-winning wheels, but—believe it or not—there was a time when artisan cheese was lacking in America’s Dairyland. In 1971, most cheese was the mass-produced brick variety, of which Larry Ehlers, a grocery store owner in Milwaukee, was not a fan. Seeking an edge in the supermarket industry, he traveled to […]

Righteous Cheese

Shop Talk: Righteous Cheese in Washington, D.C.


Set foot inside DC’s Union Market and you’ll find oysters on the half shell, gelato in freshly pressed waffle cones, and Indian dosas perfuming the air. You’ll also find some of the country’s best artisan cheeses at Carolyn Stromberg’s cut-to-order counter, Righteous Cheese. “We’re in a big food hall, so people often come up to us […]

Little Sister Delicatessen

11 Cheese Shops You Have to Follow on Instagram


If you’re reading this, we think it’s safe to say you love cheese. We’d even go so far as to presume you swoon over oozing brie and go weak in the knees for tangy pecorino. You love long walks on the cheese trail and you’re definitely a Comté-person. Cream is your favorite color and you’d […]

Ripening Cheese - King Stone Dairy

Behind the Scenes with King Stone Dairy’s Rollright and La Fromagerie


On a cold, dreary February morning, the La Fromagerie team meet, ready to embark on a farm visit to King Stone Dairy, the makers of Rollright. At La Fromagerie, we’ve been selling Rollright since August 2015, when it first came to market, and it has been a staple favorite ever since. A short train journey […]

Mission Cheese

Shop Talk: Mission Cheese in San Francisco, CA


Tucked into the heart of one of San Francisco’s trendiest neighborhoods, Mission Cheese is equal parts cheese bar, retail shop, and swanky restaurant. A champion for the American artisan cheese movement, the shop not only almost exclusively carries domestic cheeses, but owner Sara Dvorak also serves on the Board of Directors for California Artisan Cheese […]

Shop Talk: Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta, Maine


You might think it would be difficult for 4,000 people to run a store together, but with a 40th anniversary coming up, that’s clearly not the case for the owners of Rising Tide Community Market. The co-op, located in scenic Damariscotta, Maine, began as a food-buying club on nearby Round Top Farm. While it’s since […]

A Cheese Lover’s Guide to Berlin


Käse Study When you head to Berlin, chances are you’re ready for sausage. Currywurst, bockwurst, ketwurst—all wurst, all the time. We don’t blame you; washing down encased meat with a frothy beer is one of Germany’s great pleasures. But here’s what we love most about the capital: it’s complicated. While other European metropolises linger in […]

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 […]

National Cheese Lover's Day

This Saturday is National Cheese Lover’s Day


This Saturday, January 20th, is National Cheese Lover’s Day. We know what you’re thinking: isn’t that every day? And we’re right there with you—but we’ll take any excuse to celebrate our deep appreciation for all things cheese. Here’s how you can honor the great tradition of National Cheese Lover’s Day this weekend. Happy celebrating, fellow turophiles! 1. […]