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A Journey Through Italy’s Northern Cheese Country


As the birthplace of pizza and pesto, Italy lays claim to some of the most well-known food in the world. Just like Italian cuisine, which varies widely from region to region—think spaghetti alle vongole in Naples and spaghetti carbonara in Rome—the same can be said for Italian cheese. There are more than 2,500 traditional kinds […]

Setting the Standard: Best Traditional Cheeses 2020


We’ve selected winning cheeses from past years to cover categories that we hope bring comfort, relatability, and joy during this unprecedented time.

A Grana Grand Tour


Grana is made all over the world. Though the style originated in Italy, it has since sprung up anywhere Italians have made their home.

June Pairing: Grana Padano + Mike’s Hot Honey + Peach Preserves


Summer is the time to enjoy yourself—break out the bright colors, have that extra piña colada, and go over-the-top with your cheese pairings. To ring in the season, we’re pairing Ambrosi Millennials’ salty, crystalline Grana Padano with Mike’s Hot Honey, and sweetening the deal with whiskey-spiked peach preserves. Grana Padano, Parmigiano-Reggiano’s slightly more free-wheeling cousin, […]

May Pairing: Gorgonzola Piccante + Lambrusco


Fire up your taste buds and grab a bottle of sparkling red—this cheese is packing piquancy; that’s why we’re pairing it with a berry-forward Lambrusco.

Potato Gnocchi with Slab Bacon, Crispy Kale, and Grana Padano


You can make the gnocchi in advance by freezing them, uncooked, on a baking sheet; Transfer frozen gnocchi to a freezer bag and cook from frozen.

Improve Your Outdoor Cooking Game with Cheese


Choosing your cheeses for camp cooking depends on your camping style and the length of your trip, but here are some general guidelines to follow.

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