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In Northern California, A 150-Year-Old Creamery Believes in Keeping it Local


These pioneering sister creameries prove there’s more to NorCal than wine.

Friesiago

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 […]

Goat Cheese from The Cheese Man of Aran

The Cheese Man of Aran


A visit with the man making incredible goat cheese on the edge of the world…

Little House on the Prairie and Cheesemaking in America’s Dairyland


If you grew up reading Little House on the Prairie or watching its adaptation on TV, the name is likely to trigger some serious nostalgia. Laura Ingalls Wilder a.k.a. “America’s favorite pioneer girl” found fame chronicling her family’s migration across the Midwest in the late 19th century. Tales of sweeping plains, Native American encounters, and hostilities borne […]

fresh mozzarella with a slice cut from it

Ask the Monger: Why is My Homemade Mozzarella Squeaky?


Every time I try to make homemade mozzarella, it never ends up shiny with a stretchy texture. Instead, it pulls apart like Play-Doh and has a squeaky texture. What am I doing wrong? Squeaky mozzarella—and off textures in general—are almost always a result of overheating milk and/or curd. Take care to heat the milk and […]

What’s The Difference Between Cow’s, Goat’s, and Sheep’s Milk?


What are the general differences between cow’s, goat’s, and sheep’s milk?  The most obvious difference is color. When cows graze on pasture, their milk assumes a golden-yellow hue from beta-carotene in the grass. When goats and sheep consume the same plants, however, their bodies convert almost all of the pigment to Vitamin A—just as our […]

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. […]

Artisanal Alchemy: Secrets of Bleating Heart


We talk design and innovation with America’s beloved mad curd scientist, Seana Doughty.

Artisanal Alchemy: Jacobs & Brichford and Distinctive, Sustainable Cheese


Culture talks to Matthew Brichford on his approach to curd development and defining his repertoire.

Cheesemaking Kits


Cheesemaking kits are available for everything from beginner-level mascarpone to advanced blue cheese and beyond. Some of our favorites come from New England Cheesemaking Supply, The Beverage People, Urban Cheesecraft, and The Cheesemaker. Check ’em out! Starting at $15 from Cheese Making.