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Cheese Plate: Friends in Ferment


Alisha Norris Jones guides us through a microbial pairing wonderland Photographed by Adam Detour  |  Styled by Kendra Smith As a magazine literally named “culture,” we’d be nowhere without the busiest bodies of the food system: live active cultures. You may recognize the term from your yogurt label, but they’re also in most fermented foods—a […]

In Queso You Missed It: April 3, 2022


The latest news from and for the cheese world.

Centerfold: Carpenter’s Wheel


Photographed by Nina Gallant | Styled by Kendra Smith “Where we are here in northern Appalachia there is a deep farming history, and beautiful barns, including the one on our farm, where FireFly started, with a barn quilt on the side that is Carpenter’s Wheel. We sent some pictures to the team at Crown Finish […]

American Stinkers: How Washed Rind Cheeses Became a National Pastime


They’re a cheese nerd’s most sought-after style. What is it about them?

Gordon Edgar’s Bests


When culture reached out to cheesemongers across the country to get their input for this issue, Gordon Edgar had a lot to say.

Behind The Label: FireFly Farms Cabra LaMancha


Art nouveau meets artisan cheese.

Support Queer Food Producers For Pride Month


Many members of the LGBTQ+ community are spending this month of celebration apart. But that doesn’t mean we can’t support one another from a distance. 

Sherry + Cheese = A Match Made in Heaven


Sherry is often misunderstood by the masses. But, this fortified wine with notes of hazelnuts and vanilla is a dreamy complement to any cheese.