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Shop Talk: New and Noteworthy


We spoke to the owners of six shops that opened in 2022. The one thing they all have in common is the warm welcome they’ve received from their respective communities.

In Queso You Missed it: December 18, 2022


According to Food & Wine, charcuterie boards were the number three top food trend on TikTok, behind cloud bread and baked oats. While technically they listed charcuterie, it’s probably safe to assume the trend encompasses cheese boards too. FYI, butter boards clocked in at 10 on the list. We’ll go out on a limb and say the charcuterie board has a bit more […]

Shop Talk: Winter 2022


For this edition of Shop Talk, we asked owners and mongers from shops in Florida, New York, and California to answer the following: 1. How did you get your start working in cheese?2. What is your favorite cheese memory/funny story? 3. What cheese-focused trip or experience is on your bucket list? “Annie” Thorton and Kyle […]

Shop Talk: Autumn 2022 E-Commerce Edition


Etailers say they are just as committed to championing artisan products and providing exceptional customer service as brick-and-mortar shops.

Shop Talk: New Kids on the Block


Zach Berg (left) and William Werner, owners of Mongers’ Provisions 1. MONGERS’ PROVISIONS BERKLEY, MI When Mongers’ Provisions co-owner Zach Berg returned to his hometown in Detroit from the Bay Area in 2018, he noticed an absence of specialty cheese stores in the area. “The grocery stores existed, but if you wanted to find a […]

Shop Talk: Black Radish Creamery


This family-owned creamery started its cheese journey in an untraditional way.

Shop Talk: Sweet Freedom Cheese


From local and international offerings to Fondue Fridays, Sweet Freedom Cheese in Bentonville, AR is all about educating and sharing cheese with the community.

Shop Talk: France 44 Cheese Shop


Set within a wine and spirits shop, the France 44 Cheese Shop is the perfect place to buy your next wheel in Minneapolis.

Shop Talk: La Femme du Fromage


Tonda Carrente, founder and owner of La Femme du Fromage, explores creative cheese pairings at her Orlando cheese shop.

Shop Talk: Boise Co-op


Between their two locations, the Boise Co-op offers up to 200 cheeses, as well as fun events like their food show–style events that let customers try new cheeses.

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