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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. […]

FireFly Farms Black & Blue + Kimchee: An Inspired Pairing


Founded by partners Mike Koch and Pablo Solanet in 2002, FireFly Farms makes 10 cheeses using fresh goat’s and cow’s milk from family farms within a 30-mile radius of the creamery. All of the cheeses are handmade from just four ingredients: pasteurized milk, bacterial cultures, vegetable rennet, and salt—no additives, preservatives, stabilizers, or GMOs. Having […]

Cheesemaking in Ukraine, Then and Now


Ukraine has a lot to be proud of when it comes to cheese. We already have more than 300 cheesemakers, and this number increases yearly. The annual consumption of cheese has also grown accordingly. Last year it was about 5 kilograms per capita. While Ukrainians are still relatively new to cheesemaking, our skills and productivity […]

Culture Goes to ‘Cheese Camp’


Education, networking, all-you-can-eat cheese, and more: it’s a curd nerd’s paradise at the ACS Conference.

Tulip Tree Creamery’s Milkweed


A recipe reboot births a star Indiana’s Tulip Tree Creamery is known by turophiles everywhere for Trillium, a bloomy-rind cow’s milk square pillow that has won multiple awards—most recently Gold at the 2021–2022 World Cheese Awards in Spain. One of Tulip Tree’s newest cheeses—Milkweed—has also arrived on the national scene; it won a 2021 Good […]

Celebrating American Cheese Month


American Cheese Education Foundation scholarships support careers in cheese Photography by MISA ME, courtesy of American Cheese Society Before attending the American Cheese Society’s annual conference three years ago (in Richmond, VA), Toronto-based Julia Treloar—head fromager at Cheese Boutique—had traveled to the United States only twice. She’d heard rumblings about how delicious and diverse American […]

A Vermont Legacy Continued in Curd


Award-winning cheeses are the key to continuity at Von Trapp Farmstead in Vermont.

On the Trail of Artisan Cheese in the Hudson Valley


A memorable long weekend meandering between four exceptional New York cheese producers.

Centuries of Cheesemaking Traditions on Naxos


From shepherding to production, Arseniko Naxou PDO and other island cheeses are made by hand Photographed by Margarita Gokun Silver Ask Greeks about their country’s cheesemaking history and they might refer you to Homer’s Odyssey, in which the mention of cheese involves a shepherd, a Cyclops cheesemaker, and a cave with curd made from sheep’s […]

Queen Bee Porcini


Beehive Cheese makes a royal splash with its latest creation The same year Queen Bee Porcini hit the market, it won Super Gold at the 2021 World Cheese awards. It was the highest award given to an American cheese producer at the event and the highest honor won by Utah’s Beehive Cheese—no stranger to winning […]

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