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From Mexico to America’s Dairyland


PHOTOGRAPHED BY CODY LACROSSE With Sancho Cruz Manchego and more, Ricardo Gutierrez Cruz puts his stamp on Wisconsin’s cheese scene In elementary school, Ricardo Gutierrez Cruz’s class toured an ice cream manufacturing plant. While his peers were distracted by the prospect of trying various flavors, Gutierrez Cruz was struck by the mechanics of it all. […]

Martha Vineyard’s The Grey Barn and Farm


Dairy cows graze at The Grey Barn and Farm Photographed by Molly Glasgow When Molly and Eric Glasgow bought the 100-acre farm now known as The Grey Barn and Farm in Chilmark, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, they knew almost nothing about farming. The couple had been living in London, where Eric was […]

2021 Innovation Spotlight: Quinta


What’s in a name? For this soft-ripened wheel, there’s history, character, and community pride.

Lively Run Dairy Bridges Gap Between Surplus Milk and Food Banks in Need


Three weeks ago a photo appeared at the top of social media feeds featuring cascades of milk spilling from the back of a truck, pooling in the grass, underneath the headline, “Help make cheese with surplus milk for Food Banks.” The attached GoFundMe link was quickly shared to hundreds throughout the Finger Lakes community, and […]

Voicings: Rachel Fritz Schaal


We asked Schaal to name some of her essentials, the can’t-live-without-’em items that bring her joy and make this “the best job I’ve ever had.”

Shop Talk: Black Radish Creamery


This family-owned creamery started its cheese journey in an untraditional way.

In Queso You Missed It: February 9th


The 2020 Winter Cheesemonger Invitational took place in San Francisco a few weeks ago, where some of the best mongers from across the country competed in a day-long crash course in all things cheese, charcuterie, and mongering. A week later, our Editor-in-Chief wrote about her firsthand account of the event. Read it here, or check […]

Ask the Monger: Where Does Blue Mold Come From?


Here’s how that unique blue coloring from cheeses like Roquefort and Gorgonzola comes to life.

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How Cheesemakers Eat Their Cheese: Friesago


Have you ever wondered how a cheesemaker eats their own cheese? After all, they have the most access to it and, undoubtedly, eat more of it than any of us no matter how obsessed we are with their cheese. It only makes sense that they have the best pairing suggestions and recipe ideas.  That’s why we decided […]

Ask the Monger: What Cheese Do I Need to Try While in the UK?


I’m traveling to the UK. What cheese do I need to try? For anyone visiting the UK, especially for the first time, a West Country Cheddar is an absolute must-try! I recommend one from Keen’s or Montgomery’s, preferably aged around 14-18 months. Of course, another classic is a blue Stilton. I like the one from […]

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