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Ask the Monger: What’s That Creamy White Stuff In Burrata?


What’s that creamy white stuff inside burrata? A glistening-white, tender orb of burrata is the ultimate delicacy, with a gently-formed exterior of fresh mozzarella sequestering stracciatella: a decadent core of oozing, soft mozzarella bits mixed with cream. The name  “burrata” comes from the Italian word for “buttery,” a nod to not only the texture of […]

The First Raw Milk Buffalo Mozzarella Dairy in Paris


When wandering the streets of Paris, you’ll find a fromagerie on almost every corner. However, this dairy is something entirely new.

Caciocavallo

Wheys Less Traveled: Caciocavallo Impiccato


A visit to a street market in southern Italy might yield a glimpse of caciocavallo impiccato. This cheese is melted over embers and then scraped over a slice of bread.

Farm Animal: Pecora Sarda


With its high milk volume and adaptability, it’s no wonder why shepherds prefer the Pecora Sarda.

World's Largest Cheese Board - IQYMI August 5

In Queso You Missed It August 5th


Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese news!

Pecorino Toscano DOP

These 4 Comfort Foods Will Take You Straight to Tuscany


Photo Credit Consorzio Pecorino Toscano DOP One of many treasures hailing from the glorious green hills in and around Tuscany, rich and fragrant Pecorino Toscano has long been prized in that region, and more recently throughout Italy. While Americans are often better acquainted with Pecorino Romano, the two cheeses actually have very little in common […]

Pecorino Romano PDO Gnocchi


Be generous with the Pecorino Romano PDO to make this fluffy pasta even more dreamy.

Campania’s Secret Mozzarella


South of the crowds of Rome and Amalfi lies Cilento, the quiet birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet. There, in Vallo della Lucania, you can find cheesemaker Renato di Lascio of Caseificio di Lascio, first started by his grandfather. The cheesemaker specializes in mozzarella di bufala campana, as well as ricotta, all from single batches of […]

The 6 Most Scandalous Cheese Crimes in American History


Cheese is the most stolen food in the world. It accounts for roughly 4% of all thefted foods worldwide. Millions of dollars worth of cheese have been stolen in Wisconsin, Italy, France, and England just in the last few years. Cheese heists throughout history have involved everything from walking out of a store with a wedge […]

Reggiana Revival

How One Parmigiano Saved an Ancient Breed of Cattle


It’s a balmy afternoon in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and I’m standing in a barn with a cow breeder named Marco Prandi, staring into his phone. “Allora cerchiamo la natività…” he mutters to himself while scrolling through Google Image search results. Thumbnail-size paintings of nativity scenes from artists in bygone eras whiz by until, finally, he […]