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Voicings: The Simms Twins Of Lady And Larder


Photo Credit: Jenna Jones It’s hard not to smile around Sarah and Boo Simms. The twin sisters and co-owners of Santa Monica cheese shop Lady and Larder are effervescent, exuding a familiarity that welcomes you like a lifelong friend. With over 70,000 Instagram followers, these two have single-handedly changed the cheese board game with dynamic, […]

Shop Talk: Winter 2022


For this edition of Shop Talk, we asked owners and mongers from shops in Florida, New York, and California to answer the following: 1. How did you get your start working in cheese?2. What is your favorite cheese memory/funny story? 3. What cheese-focused trip or experience is on your bucket list? “Annie” Thorton and Kyle […]

5 Unexpected Cheese Pairings from Cheesemongers


The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” is sometimes used to describe the goal of cheese pairings. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the phrase Aristotle penned. What the great philosopher wrote in his Metaphysics, nearly 2,400 years ago, was “the whole is something besides the parts.” But since we’re concerned […]

The Collective Culture of Grief


I’m struggling to write this column. Just a week ago there was a mass shooting in Buffalo, and ten people were murdered because they dared to shop at a grocery store while Black. By the time this piece hits your mailbox the news cycle will have moved on, and many of you will have as […]

Shop Talk: Autumn 2022 E-Commerce Edition


Etailers say they are just as committed to championing artisan products and providing exceptional customer service as brick-and-mortar shops.

Shop Talk: New Kids on the Block


Zach Berg (left) and William Werner, owners of Mongers’ Provisions 1. MONGERS’ PROVISIONS BERKLEY, MI When Mongers’ Provisions co-owner Zach Berg returned to his hometown in Detroit from the Bay Area in 2018, he noticed an absence of specialty cheese stores in the area. “The grocery stores existed, but if you wanted to find a […]

In Queso You Missed It: May 2nd


Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese news! Our May 2nd, 2021 edition of In Queso You Missed It.

Shop Talk: Innovation 2021


These innovative shops from across the country are promoting plant-based lifestyles, women makers, and community growth through cheese.

Cheesemongering in the Time of COVID: New England Shops


Check out how these businesses in New England have been coping with the pandemic and using their innate persistence to bounce back. 

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