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In Queso You Missed It July 15th


Photo Credit Cheese Sex Death Happy Sunday morning, cheese friends. We bet you’re busy gearing up for the World Cup Final today. Who will take it all?! France? Croatia? Do we really care as long as we have an amazing charcuterie platter to munch on? Not really. But we’re partial to France because, I mean, […]

Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown

All The Winners From The Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown


Last week, I had the pleasure of judging the Grilled Cheese Academy Recipe Showdown, an annual competition hosted by Wisconsin Cheese out in Madison. It’s an esteemed honor, especially for a former entrant who never made it past the first round.  There are three categories in the contest: Junior, for entrants under 18, The Classic, for sandwiches with 6 […]

In Queso You Missed It June 17th


Photo Courtesy of Rogue Creamery Good morning cheese friends, and happy Father’s Day! We hope you’re gathering around the grill, or maybe the TV for some good ol’ fashion football. You’ve waited four long years to fill your days and nights with another World Cup, and the time has finally arrived! But between games, we […]

Ruminations - Government Cheese

Warm Memories of Government Cheese


Anyone who’s ever had a good subsidy knows the magic of “government cheese.” For those who don’t know, it resembles cheddar in texture but is not unlike Velveeta; it’s vaguely processed but with a resistant, hard-cheese feel. It’s orange in the way that traffic cones and Donald Trump are orange and comes in large, rectangular […]

In Queso You Missed It April 1st


Happy Easter cheese lovers! Hopefully by now the mimosas are flowing and you’ve called animal control to take care of those strange egg-toting bunnies. We’ve resurrected the past week’s best cheese news to help kick off your holiday festivities. But first, we have horrible news to report: the Trump administration has just announced that it […]

In Queso You Missed It March 25th


With bi-coastal storms and tragedies across the country, we’ve been feeling pretty blue here at Culture. If you’re like us, you could probably do with a pick-me-up. To turn your frown upside down, unwrap that special wheel of brie you’ve been saving for a rainy day, break off a few (dozen) squares of sea salt […]

Ask the Monger: What Cheeses are the Best for Melting?


What Cheeses are the Best for Melting?  In general, higher moisture cheeses that are young and soft or semifirm are the best for melting. Start by figuring out what you are cooking. Having fun with Fondue? I say look to the mountains! Some of the best cheeses for melting are the nutty, grassy, and fruity […]

avocado grilled cheese

Mozzarella & Avocado Put A Spin On The Classic Grilled Cheese


Your old favorite will have some serious competition: this avocado grilled cheese uses fresh Maplebrook mozzarella, greens, and a punch of garlicky pizzazz.