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Shop Talk: Cheese Louise


Tamara Krieger got her start in specialty food catering events at local wineries. In 2004, she launched Cheese Louise in Walla Walla, Wash., and in 2009 moved the business to Richland to open an accompanying bistro. Krieger is committed to promoting products from small makers in the Pacific Northwest. For example, a “Have You Met?” […]

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The Cheese Photographer We’re Obsessed With


Shot for Murray’s Cheese by Ellen Mary Cronin Is there any food more photogenic than cheese? From wedges of brie oozing out of their rinds to the textured landscape of an overflowing cheese platter, I for one can spend hours scrolling through “#cheeseporn” on Instagram. But I always seem to get stuck on one feed […]

In Queso You Missed It May 27th


Greetings honorable cheese lovers and happy Memorial Day Weekend! As Americans, we live in a free country, which means we are free to eat however much cheese we want, of whatever variety we want. whenever we want. And that, my friends, is something worth celebrating. Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese […]

5 Tips for Buying Cheese at the Counter


Cheese counters can be awfully intimidating: All those foreign names, different styles, and stinky aromas are enough to overwhelm anybody. Not to worry: a good cheesemonger is like a fairy godparent. They just want to make all your cheese wishes come true! While a good monger knows their cheese, they don’t know you—and that makes […]

Whole Foods Cheese

How to Buy Cheese at Whole Foods


So it’s hump day: You’re looking for a midweek pick me up. Or maybe it’s Friday; you’ve survived the week, time to throw down some cheddar. Okay maybe it’s Monday, or Saturday, or the third Thursday of the month, and you’ve just endured your ninth bridal shower of the year and your annual review didn’t […]

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Shop Talk: Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes, CA


For cheese lovers and curd nerds alike, Cowgirl Creamery is a destination on the California cheese trail. Founders Sue Conley and Peggy Smith have come a long way since they opened in the mid-90’s with a mission to help get West Marin cheeses into the Bay Area’s best restaurants. It all began with a delivery […]

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 […]

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