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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 […]

Voicings: Rachel Fritz Schaal


Rachel Fritz Schaal makes it her business to fight for the little guy—namely, microbes. “I can go hard here,” she says, when asked to explain the merits of native dairy cultures, “so I’ll back off.” Schaal, along with her husband, Peter Dixon, and sister, Alex Schaal, is co-owner of Parish Hill Creamery in Westminster West, […]

Must Love Curds: Dating Apps as Cheese


Tinder: Kraft Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend This is your go-to grab for when you just need a cheese fix and can’t be bothered with nuance. Throw on some PJs, queue up “The Office,” and crush handfuls of the stuff straight out the bag, all while swiping through Tinder. You might doze off and wake up […]

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 […]

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Cornerstone: The Latest American Original


There’s no shortage of “American Originals”: Colby, Teleme, Monterey Jack. Come along as we visit three farms creating the latest addition to the roster.

Cheese IQ: Going Native


Most cheesemakers today use commercial cultures. However, more makers are beginning to experiment with native cheese cultures.

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Autumn’s Best Cheese is Washed in Apple Cider


Craft cider is booming and cheesemakers are crafting cider-washed cheeses that are distinctly American—and undeniably autumnal.

Cheese on Tap: How to Pair Cheese with Stout


Within the next 24 hours, you’ll likely find yourself with a pint of dark Guinness in your hand, toasting in memory of Saint Patrick. Of course, the obvious question will inevitably come to mind: would cheddar, or perhaps something more complex, pair well with that rich beer you’re guzzling? And if Guinness is not your stout […]