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In Queso You Missed It Nov. 20,2022


Photograph by Denis Vahey A new dairy label may be coming to a grocery shelf near you. Responsible Antibiotic Use (RAU) is the newest proposed category of fluid milk that would only allow farmers to use antibiotics to treat sick cows, not as preventative or growth enhancing treatment. Antibiotic use has come under fire in recent years […]

In Queso You Missed It: Nov. 6, 2022


A new cheese has been crowned the best in the world! Le Gruyère AOP surchoix, entered by Vorderfultigen and Gourmino, just took home the grand prize at the World Cheese Awards held in Newport, Wales. Over 4,000 cheeses from 42 countries entered the competition. Culture editor, Susan Axelrod, was one of the 250 judges responsible for culling the pack of […]

In Queso You Missed It: October 23, 2022


Photo by Emily Monaco for World’s Table Its name translates as “four men,” however women are in charge at Quatrehomme Fromagerie in Paris. The founder’s daughter-in-law, Marie Quatrehomme, broke the cheese world’s glass ceiling when in 2000, she became the first woman to be named a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF). It was the first time that the […]

In Queso You Missed It: September 25, 2022


Four well-known cheese producers from Australia’s Scenic Rim—Towri Sheep Cheeses, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, Summer Land Camels (whose marinated Persian feta was on our Summer 2020 cover), and Naughty Little Kids—have co-created Ewe+3, Australia’s (and quite possibly the world’s) first sheep, camel, goat, and Jersey cow’s milk cheese. The collaboration was sparked by devastating floods that impacted farms in […]

In Queso You Missed It: September 11, 2022


The American Cheese Society invites owners, managers, and cheesemakers are invited to participate in a survey about the current state of the U.S. artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheese industry. The survey data will enable the industry to communicate its impact to policymakers, the media, regulators, and other stakeholders, and to better advocate on behalf of cheesemakers. Even […]

In Queso You Missed It: August 28, 2022


A couple of developments in the plant-based cheese-alternative world piqued our interest this week. First, we learned about The Great Plant-Based Con (Piatkus, June 9, 2022) by UK journalist Jayne Buxton. An ambassador for the Real Food Campaign and the Public Health Collaboration, Buxton presents a thoroughly researched rebuttal to the increasingly pervasive, powerful, and well-funded narrative that a plant-based diet is […]

In Queso You Missed It: August 14, 2022


The Academy of Cheese is calling for cheesemongers to enter the 2022 Young Cheesemonger of the Year competition. The award will be hosted at the World Cheese Awards (WCA), organized by the Guild of Fine Food in Newport, Wales on Nov. 2, 2022. The competition is free to enter and open to any cheesemonger under the age of 30. Finalists will be invited to […]

In Queso You Missed It: July 31,2022


After a two-year hiatus, the 2022 American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference—or what insiders call “Cheese Camp”—was a joyful reunion of the American cheese community in Portland, Oregon. The event consisted of industry panels and lectures, a Meet the Cheesemaker event where over 100 creameries sampled their cheeses, and the 2022 ACS Judging & Competition. Best of […]

In Queso You Missed It: July 17, 2022


Photo From Gastro Obscura: Clockwise from left: Brent Hofacker/Almay; Wagner Pizza Bus; Erika Nusser/Almay; Lancaster314. Have you ever heard of pizza topped with American cheese? What about finished with frozen cheese, or no cheese at all?! While it might sound like we’re making them up, these styles of pizza are in fact regional delicacies from Pennsylvania, […]

In Queso You Missed It: July 3, 2022


Like many of us, Cheese for the Culture columnist Agela Abdullah will be heading to Portland, Oregon, for the ACS Conference next month. “While I’m excited about the conference I have to admit that I’m nervous about being in Portland. Oregon has a long history of racial prejudices that start with the founding of the state, and continue today […]

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