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Queso Without Borders: Se Vendo Queso Fresco


Consider yourself lucky if you’ve seen a sign with that phrase, which translates to “queso fresco for sale,” anywhere in the US. I used to see it often in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn. Since I moved to Michigan, I started making my own cheese at home. I’ve still never found some of the more […]

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 […]

Oaxaca cheese

Faraway Cheeses: An Introduction


Culture intern Anne Jastrzebski explores cheeses in unexpected regions of the world

Cheesemaker molding cheese

Faraway Cheeses: El Salvador


In the heart of Central America lies El Salvador, a tiny, densely populated country. Chances are you’ve maybe heard one or two fun facts about El Salvador. And chances are that those facts have nothing to do with cheese. European colonization has left its mark on Latin America in many ways, including a strong influence […]