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Esquirrou, a Miniature Cheese With Big Flavor


Esquirrou may be a miniature version of Ossau Iraty PDO, but there’s nothing small about its flavor.

What You Should Know About Brousse du Rove, the Newest AOC Cheese


This French goat’s milk cheese is the latest to be granted AOC status.

Natural Mimolette

Have You Met Mimolette?


With a pocked rind and unmistakable orange interior, Mimolette is one of France’s most easily-identifiable cheeses. Traditionally produced in the northern French county of Flanders, this pasteurized cow’s milk cheese is generally believed to be an interpretation of the Dutch cheese Edam. In the 17th century, France was importing significant quantities of cheese from the […]

The Demise of Camembert de Normandie


Camembert is, for many, the essential soft cheese. And Appellation d’Origine Protegée (AOP)-certified Camembert de Normandie, the raw-milk version that hails from northern France, is an object of pilgrimage for many Americans, as legal restrictions on the sale of young raw-milk cheeses mean that it can only be enjoyed in its truest form in Europe, […]

Blue Mold Cheese

The New Kind of Blue Cheese You Need to Try


Although they tend to stay hidden, blue molds grow all around us. If we magnified forest soils, bales of hay, and forgotten loaves of bread, we might see them: clustered colonies of Penicillium roqueforti. Up close they resemble otherworldly paintbrushes, their long filaments split into branches. And at the end of each branch, rotund, blue-green […]

Classic grilled cheese sandwich

All the Cheese Events You Need to Know About this Spring


There’s a lot happening in the cheese world this spring! Scroll down to check out the festivals and holidays that we’re most excited for.  In March… March 6th World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, WI With thousands of entries from all over the world, this biennial event is the world’s largest technical cheese contest. After […]