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Great 28 Pairings: Cantaloupe


Potent in vitamins A and C, fiber, antioxidants, and potassium, cantaloupe can be considered a superfood in its own right. Cantaloupe is a type of muskmelon with webbed outer skin, which turns from green to beige as it ripens. While cantaloupes are best in late-summer, they are usually available year-round in supermarkets. When picking a […]

You Can Count on Mongers


In this weird new world, cheesemongers are among those front-line workers exposing themselves to potential health threats. Cheese is both a comfort food and a specialty item, but many shops with cheese counters are considered essential as a type of grocery store. The necessity of sustenance affords mongers a guaranteed income amid COVID-19-related shutdowns, even […]

Drinks with Cheese: Tasty by Nature


Photo by Madison Trapkin Natural is having a moment. The food world is abuzz with all things au naturel (please read in a French accent), and the world of cheese is no exception. Much like the labels “organic” and “pasture-raised,” “natural” refers to how things are made. In the case of curds, a natural cheese […]

Best Cheeses 2019: Goat’s Milk Cheese


BIJOU ERMONT CREAMERY WEBSTERVILLE, VT. A jewel of a cheese, this hand-formed little darling features a wrinkly Geotrichum rind around a fudge-like button of pasteurized goat’s milk, ripened 30 days. Hints of fresh flowers and hazelnuts shine through the goaty tang, flavors best accompanied by tart cherries or apricots. LILLE ASKE BO JENSEN DAIRY JÆREN, […]

Best Savory Accompaniments 2019


Photographed by Nick Surette Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or a salty craving, we’ve got you covered with our picks for this year’s hottest cheese pairing. TROIS PETITS COCHONS CHARCUTERIE New York, NY Trois Petits Cochons makes quality pâtés and charcuterie that loves cheese—try pairing their smooth and subtly sweet Mousse Royale au Sauternes […]

Cheese Plate: Cool Blue


Few things divide turophiles like blue  cheese; creamy wedges laced with blue and green veins either make people lick their lips in anticipation or scurry away with a quick “no, thanks.” Grace Pullin, head cheesemonger at Talbott & Arding in Hudson, New York, says that encouraging customers to try even a mild blue requires a […]

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DIY Infused Honey


Infuse honey with fruit, herbs, and spices to add layers of flavor to your cheese plate

Photo of a cheese case at The Cheese Shop of Salem

Shop Talk: The Cheese Shop of Salem


There are a lot of reasons to visit Salem, Massachusetts: the museums (both the delightfully kitschy and the soberly informational), the charming vintage homes, and my favorite, The Cheese Shop of Salem.