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In Season: Rhubarb


Historically used for its medicinal qualities, rhubarb mainly stars in pastries these days. Add it to pies and tarts for a delicious tang.

Best Cheeses: Great Britain


If you stick a pin into a map of Great Britain, chances are it won’t land far from a cheese-laden farmers’ market.

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Cornish Pasties with Stilton Dip


We’re keeping with tradition by filling these Cornish pasties with beef, potatoes, and onions—but a creamy Stilton dip adds an irresistible twist.

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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.” […]

7 Best Cheeses to Melt on Your Burger


The beginning of summer is a fleeting yet glorious time of moderate temperatures, longer days, and an unparalleled zeal to be outside firing up the grill. That’s right, burger time is upon us. While we’d never throw shade at the tried-and-true American cheese, we’ve got a couple suggestions up our sleeves to really spice up […]

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Great 28: Cheese + Rum


Whiskey who? Rum’s wide variety means endless possibilities with cheese.

Wine with Stilton

Four Wines to Pair with Stilton


If there’s a cheese deserving of a course all on its own, it just might be Stilton. In the UK, an old custom advises slicing the top off a wheel and upending a bottle of port into the paste, where it slowly drains through the fissures for two or three weeks. Yet even with a […]

In Queso You Missed It January 28th


Happy Sunday, cheese lovers! Hope everyone is settling into this lazy last Sunday of January, with nothing to do but snack and watch the Grammy’s. Here’s what you may have missed this week in cheese: Vermont-native Rory Stamp, of Dedalus Wine Shop in Burlington, Vermont, won the Cheesemonger Invitational, a semi-annual competition. Why, you ask? See […]