French Alpine Fare Meets a Love for Maine Cheese at Alice and Lulu’s
Photography by Nicole Wolf Chef Lex Godin can pinpoint when they fell in love with Maine cheese. It was 2017, and they were working as the executive chef at 45 North, a ski resort restaurant in western Maine, which served Kennebec Cheesery’s Sugarloaf, an aged, Alpine-style goat’s milk cheese. Due to a delivery hiccup, Lex […]
One Cheese Five Ways: Appenzeller
Produced in accordance with a 700-year-old, well-guarded recipe, this delightfully nutty Alpine cheese is a crowd-pleaser. Appenzeller is made in the northeast mountain region of Switzerland by just three dairy cooperatives, using the milk of Simmental cows from 60 small dairy farms in the region. The wheels are hand-washed with brine—a secret recipe that contains […]
This traditional Alpine comfort food is the Swiss version of macaroni and cheese. An alternate preparation method is to cover the prepared noodles and potatoes with the cream, cheese, and spices, and bake in a casserole dish until melted and saucy.
Cheese Styles: Traditional Swiss
In Switzerland, traditional cheesemaking serves many functions. Without the low-intensity, seasonal cow grazing that helps to regenerate and maintain them, these grasslands—hotspots of biodiversity— would begin to disappear.
Cheese Plate: All Swiss
Nothing neutral about these pairings from the heart of the Alps
Behind the Label: Emmi Le Gruyère
This cheese is telling tales
In Queso You Missed It: June 28th
National Dairy Month is coming to an end this week, and we’ve spent June celebrating the agricultural staple in its most unexpected ways—pairing it with seafood, blending it in Korean-American dishes, and even sourcing it from camels. (Psst…if you haven’t already, you can order our Summer issue here, where you’ll find other unique dairy-centric stories […]
Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes?
An expert explores the science behind this beloved hole-y cheese.
Behind the Label: Der Scharfe Maxx
The label for Der scharfe Maxx was designed to grab your attention—and reflect the flavor of the trailblazing washed-rind cheese inside. Produced at Switzerland’s Käserei Studer, the “Feisty Bull,” as it is often dubbed in the US, was developed by innovative cheesemakers eager to experiment with new products after the 1999 collapse of the Swiss […]
Centerfold: Belper Knolle, A Statement Cheese
It’s a rock! It’s a truffle! It’s…a cheese! Meet Belper Knolle, a garlicky cheese from Switzerland that has a very earthy appearance.