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a tapas spread with fried potatoes, cheese stuffed olives, cheesy meatballs, and garlic shrimp

What Are Tapas?


Here’s what you need to know about the supremely shareable Spanish snacks.

3 Cheeses That Look Like Manchego But Aren’t


If you’ve tried Spanish cheese, then you’ve most likely met Manchego, the star of many a tapas spread. Made from exclusively sheep’s milk—and from only Manchega sheep—Manchego is distinct in its sharp, lingering flavor. But it’s recognizable for more than its flavor. Manchego’s appearance is just as iconic: a dark brown rind imprinted with a plaited […]

Classic grilled cheese sandwich

All the Cheese Events You Need to Know About this Spring


There’s a lot happening in the cheese world this spring! Scroll down to check out the festivals and holidays that we’re most excited for.  In March… March 6th World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, WI With thousands of entries from all over the world, this biennial event is the world’s largest technical cheese contest. After […]

Manchego Debate

Manchego Vs. Manchego


As political drama envelopes society, not even cheese will be left unscathed. The latest fray to hit international dairy relations involves Manchego DOP. The beloved sheep’s milk wheel has become the sticking point in a dispute between Mexico and the European Union, effectively stymying renegotiations over an 18-year-old trade deal. The controversy surrounds the name. Since 1984, […]