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California Telere

Teleme: Franklin’s Edition


I’m driving through dense morning fog in California’s San Joaquin Valley, slowly maneuvering my car, searching for road signs and landmarks scribbled down on the back of an old envelope. My eyes spot the sun, a white orb only slightly brighter than the dewy air around it. I can look directly at it without squinting.   This hazy valley is the heart of California Big Ag country. It’s home to the World Ag Expo, the largest milk processing center in California, and […]

Cheese Curd Closeup - What's the Difference between Cheese Curds and Cheese

Ask the Monger: What’s the Difference Between Cheese Curds and Cheese?


Gordon Edgar of Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco lays out the difference between cheddar curds and the cheese itself.

Chateau Heitenried

Planet Cheese: How Do They Do That?


A look at Château Heitenried, the latest offering from Swiss affineur Lustenberger and Dürst