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Ruminations: Melting Pot


Culture contributor Jamie Hunyor shares his first encounter with raclette, a gooey melted cheese scraped over potatoes.

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Top 5 Tips Every Cheese Lover Should Know


With over 1400 varieties of cheese, from the younger, milder, and softer types, to the hard, aged classics like Parmigiano Reggiano, there’s plenty of cheese to explore. The following five best practices will ensure that your lifelong cheese quest is quite enjoyable. Moldy Cheese: Is it safe to eat moldy cheese? Probably. Unwanted bacteria can easily […]

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 […]