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New on the Market Winter 2022


1 Brooklyn Cured is expanding its lineup of pre-sliced meats. The company’s newest product is Spicy Bresaola with Calabrian Chili, which pairs beautifully with a cool and creamy burrata. Topit with arugula, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, and a drizzle of balsamic to create a simple yet elevated salad. 2 Sisters Stephanie and Hayley Painter, of fourth-generation […]

French Alpine Fare Meets a Love for Maine Cheese at Alice and Lulu’s


Photography by Nicole Wolf Chef Lex Godin can pinpoint when they fell in love with Maine cheese. It was 2017, and they were working as the executive chef at 45 North, a ski resort restaurant in western Maine, which served Kennebec Cheesery’s Sugarloaf, an aged, Alpine-style goat’s milk cheese. Due to a delivery hiccup, Lex […]

One Cheese Five Ways: Appenzeller


Produced in accordance with a 700-year-old, well-guarded recipe, this delightfully nutty Alpine cheese is a crowd-pleaser. Appenzeller is made in the northeast mountain region of Switzerland by just three dairy cooperatives, using the milk of Simmental cows from 60 small dairy farms in the region. The wheels are hand-washed with brine—a secret recipe that contains […]

Our Best Cheese Memories of 2021


Despite the myriad challenges of 2021, it can be uplifting to take a look back at the good times we managed to have. For the curd nerds at culture, many of those good times naturally involved cheese. Here are our cheese-centric highlights of the year—raclette seems to be the clear favorite! My top cheese experience […]

American Stinkers: How Washed Rind Cheeses Became a National Pastime


They’re a cheese nerd’s most sought-after style. What is it about them?

Voicings: Sarah Munly


We caught 2020 Cheesemonger Invitational champ Sarah Munly on the eve of her new professional journey.

Raclette Party for Two (or Trois) with Trois Petits Cochons


Though large gatherings aren’t looking promising this particular season, you can still throw yourself and your housemates a Raclette party fit for royalty.

Get Floral with Génépi Raclette Artisanal and an Alpine Apéritif


In keeping with Alpine tradition, we think Génépi Raclette Artisanal is best served with a white wine-based apéritif.

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