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Best Cheeses 2019: Buffalo’s Milk


Photographed by Nina Gallant; Styled by Erin Riley BAFFALO BLU CASEIFICIO DEFENDI CARAVAGGIO, ITALY The use of rich buffalo milk lends an intense, compelling flavor to this generously veined blue cheese from northern Italy. The Defendi family has been producing cheese since 1865, and their commitment to quality and tradition is evident in the prize-winning […]

Queso Without Borders: Aisles of Change


Statesville, North Carolina is the definition of “small town America.” Spanning just over 24 square miles, outsiders would never consider the Iredell County seat a melting pot—but the dairy aisles of its modest markets tell a different story. Latinos make up the largest ethnic minority in the country, and the American South has the fastest […]

Best Cheeses: Colombia


While much of cheesemaking in Colombia remains informal, the national mania for cheese has finally started to spill beyond its borders.