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Drinks with Cheese: Functional Beverages to Pair with Cheese


We’ve been making our drinks work for us for centuries— coffee to wake us up, citrus to refresh on a hot day, and tea or booze for just about everything else. Even water, at its core, is “functional.” Yet this precedent has not kept supposedly operative quaffs from taking over the drink fridge at your […]

Matsvnis Soup

Matsvnis, The Georgian Soup That Boosts Longevity


This Centenarian secret is said to boost longevity and battle hangovers.

Ask the Monger: Does Cheese Have Probiotics?


Does cheese have probiotics? Probiotics are having a moment. Walk into most grocery stores today and you’ll see a large section devoted to these life-giving bacteria. But what are probiotics—and why the sudden focus? Here’s the skinny: Probiotics are living microorganisms, like bacteria and yeasts, that function on many levels, but they’re thought to be […]