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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 […]

Why Copper Vats Matter


Why are so many iconic aged cheeses made using copper vats?

fruitcake

The Great 28 Pairings: Cheese + Fruitcake


Don’t regift these confections: Eat ’em with cheese.

Oriol de Montbrú

Centerfold: Oriol de Montbrú


Boasting arresting creaminess, buffalo’s milk Oriol de Montbrú marks a new chapter in Catalan cheese

Cracking into a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano

Cheese Thieves in Italy Strike Again


Operation Wine and Cheese bust leads to 10 arrests in Modena, Italy