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In Queso You Missed It: May 17th


We’re in the middle of American Cheese Month, which comes at an especially important time as domestic makers struggle to stay afloat during this crisis. If you’re looking to do your part to help, check out our roundup of cheese shops and makers providing COVID-friendly purchasing options. Then browse our new accompaniment roundup that lists […]

In Queso You Missed It: May 3rd


Somehow, as we’ve been trying to readjust to this chaotic new normal and keep track of what day it is, April turned into May. This means another month of quarantine is over—and so is National Grilled Cheese month. But since we need comfort food now more than ever, we’re encouraging you to keep that celebration […]

Cheese Lit for Spring 2020


Now’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book and read about cheese, especially on one of those dreary days full of April showers. 1. Hangover Helper With this expertly-researched collection of recipes, Lauren Shockey will have you planning your next night out around the next day’s meal. Hangover Helper (Hardie Grant, 2019; […]

Get Cultured


It’s tangy, creamy, and keeps you coming back for more. It’s sweet cream butter’s older, sophisticated cousin who drinks their coffee black and just got back from studying abroad in France. That’s right: we’re talking about cultured butter. “‘Culturing’ and ‘fermentation’ both basically mean growing microbes [to] change [our] food chemically,” says microbiologist Jessica Lee. […]

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 […]