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Great 28 Pairings: Sotol


If you’re unfamiliar with sotol, you’re not alone. The earthy, smooth-sipping spirit is native to the northern Chihuahuan Desert (and great with cheese).

In Search of Cheese in Mexico’s Wine Country


With headlines like “The New Napa,” the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California Norte, Mexico has built up a steady pilgrimage for the past decade.

Queso Without Borders: The Cheese That Divides


“Trump’s border wall won’t last. It’s just like a wall of cheese.”

Queso Without Borders: “Hispanic Style” In America’s Dairyland


Wisconsin is leading the nation in “Hispanic-style” cheese production, cornering 32 percent of the market.

Queso Without Borders: Aisles of Change


Statesville, North Carolina, is just one of many US towns that has plenty of immigrant-made cheeses from Latin American traditions.

baked garlic shrimp topped with herbs and cotija

Garlic Shrimp with Cotija and Summer Herbs


Gambas al ajillo is one rich tapa—here, we’ve added zippy cotija to cut the oily mouthfeel. Serve crusty bread alongside the dish to sop up the garlicky oil.

edible insects

Great 28: Cheese + Insects


A pairing for those who are most daring.

cheese and chips

Great 28: Cheese + Chips


Look beyond Lay’s and onion dip—cheese is a champ with your favorite chips.