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Queso Without Borders: The Cheese That Divides


When President Trump declared he would build a “great, great wall,” the national conversation turned to how much it would cost, where it would be built, and, more importantly, who it would divide. Los Angeles–based artist Cosimo Cavallaro decided he would make a wall of his own—out of Mexican cotija cheese. Cavallaro’s cheese wall is […]

Queso Without Borders: Who Really Makes the Milk?


What would the Vermont dairy industry look like without immigrants from Latin America? For Will Lambek, an organizer at Burlington, Vermont-based nonprofit Migrant Justice, the answer is simple: “It wouldn’t exist, at least in its current form,” he says. Vermont needs immigration because Vermont needs milk. It’s the state with the heaviest reliance on a […]