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In Queso You Missed It: December 15


You might’ve missed National Ice Cream Day on December 13th—with this frigid weather, we don’t blame you. If you’re still in the mood for some ice cream (or just want to bookmark it for spring), check out our homemade Roquefort Honey Ice Cream recipe, which we think is the perfect combination of sweet and cheesy. […]

Roquefort Honey Ice Cream


This is as intense a cheesy ice cream experience as you’ll get without veering into the savory side.

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What’s the Deal with Stinky Cheese?


Experts answer all your burning questions about stinky cheese.

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Ask the Monger: What’s the Difference Between Blue Pockets and Streaks?


Why do some blue cheeses have pockets while others have streaks? When it comes to blues, there are some slight variances that determine the texture, flavor, and, yes, even the style of veining. You may notice some cheeses have a more open structure, where blue molds like Penicillium roqueforti can thrive. These are called “pockets.” […]

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The Definitive Guide to Vegetarian Cheese


Rich and satisfying, cheese easily rivals carnivorous options. But if you think cheese is automatically the vegetarian alternative, think again.

Shop Talk: La Maison Du Fromager in Paris, France

Shop Talk: La Maison Du Fromager in Paris, France


Marie Quatrehomme is the owner of four successful Parisian cheese shops: La Fromagerie Du Rendez-Vous, La Fromagerie D’Issy-Les-Moulineaux, La Fromagerie De L’Espérance, and La Maison Du Fromage. She is one of France’s most well-known—and perhaps most unlikely—cheese savants, a celebrated author, and one of the first cheese professionals to achieve both the Meilleur Ouvrier de […]

Roquefort Rebel

The Roquefort Rebel


Will Studd, cheese expert and host of Cheese Slices,  brings us the tale of how Roquefort was nearly erased from Australian cheese counters, and how he changed history. It’s been more than two decades since Australian authorities announced that regulations allowing the sale of raw milk cheese after a 90 day holding period would be […]

Cheese and Vinyl Pairings for Every Kind of Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is coming and we know that everything has to be perfect. The outfit, the plans, the companion, the food—it’s all got to be just right. If you’re like us, you’ve got your date night cheese plate already figured out. But seductive cheese deserves a flirtatious soundtrack. How can you expect to set the […]