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8 Essential British Cheeses


In remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II, we took a look through the culture archives and put together a list of some of Britain’s most iconic cheeses. From the well-known Stilton to the Wallace and Gromit approved Wensleydale, these are the eight cheeses you need on your British-themed cheeseboard. Photo by Jackie Botto StiltonColston Bassett Dairy […]

Cheese Plate: Perfect Harmony


Photographed by Mallory Scyphers Louise Converse’s first cheese memory is of Stilton. That seems appropriate for Artisan Cheese Company’s proprietor, who is originally from England and Scotland. And while Converse doesn’t recommend Stilton in particular on the following cheese plate, she does include a Swiss blue. That’s also not surprising for this monger, who thinks […]

In Queso You Missed It: August 23rd


PSA: National Peach Month is still going on!

Ask the Monger: Why do only some cheeses have DOP/PDO/AOP status?


When it comes to reading cheese labels, you might get a mouthful of these abbreviations. These European-based acronyms are “geographical indications.”

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. […]

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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