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The Natural Touch


Last September, across town from the Great Hall of Cheese and just up the road past Affineur Alley, a group of cheesemakers began to set up their stalls behind Biodiversity House. They were part of Slow Food’s biennial Cheese event: a four-day weekend in the Piedmontese town of Bra spent tasting, sharing, and learning about […]

Best Cheeses 2019: Cow’s Milk Cheese


Photographed by Nina Gallant; Styled by Erin Riley Almnäs Tegel ALMNÄS BRUK HJO, SWEDEN “Tegel” means “brick” in Swedish—a fitting name for a cheese produced in massive blocks weighing between 57 and 59 pounds. A saltwater wash leads to the rustic, red hue of the rind, which encases a firm, smooth paste with a fruity […]

Cheese Goals


Illustrations by Erin Wallace We’re not big on overly-ambitious New Year’s resolutions here at culture. We’ve put together some attainable goals for 2020 you’ll have no trouble achieving—all you need is cheese! DIY Cheese As a millennial, I should probably DIY more. I should be feeding my own sourdough starter, bottling my own kombucha, and […]

Orange is the New Black


To make a surfing analogy, choosing to produce a washed rind as your first cheese is similar to taking beginner surfing lessons on the supersized Hawaiian wave known as Jaws.“What can go wrong?” muses Marcus Fergusson, a London music publicist turned artisan cheesemaker. “Everything.” Fergusson should know. His Renegade Monk is a one-of-a-kind hybrid blue […]

5 Ways to Celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day


April 20 is the 5th annual Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day! Here’s how you can celebrate the history-laden and microbe-rich goodness of raw milk cheese.

cheddar odyssey

Cheese Journeys: Passport To ‘Cheddar Families’ Of England


Anna Juhl, the founder of Cheese Journeys, takes us on a cheddar odyssey to England—the birthplace of cheddar.

Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day

How Will You Celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day?


More than 700 events will be held on five continents this Saturday