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A Journey Through Italy’s Northern Cheese Country


As the birthplace of pizza and pesto, Italy lays claim to some of the most well-known food in the world. Just like Italian cuisine, which varies widely from region to region—think spaghetti alle vongole in Naples and spaghetti carbonara in Rome—the same can be said for Italian cheese. There are more than 2,500 traditional kinds […]

A Feta Odyssey in Greece


The flagship national product of Greece, feta’s roots go all the way back to the days of Homer.

Tempranillo: King of Grapes


In most places, an axiom like “ten months of winter, two months of hell” would more likely be the snicker of a competitive region than it would a statement by its own. But winemakers in Spain’s Ribera del Duero, located in Castilla y León in the north-central part of the country, are happy to own […]

Asturias: Land of Artisanal Cheeses


These tenacious cheesemakers preserve an ancient way of life in Austurias, a region in northern Spain.

Illustrated by Tom Bingham

Ruminations: Hoofing It


Searching for elusive reindeer cheese in Lapland

Oaxaca cheese

Faraway Cheeses: An Introduction


Culture intern Anne Jastrzebski explores cheeses in unexpected regions of the world

Croatian Cheese

Faraway Cheeses: Croatia


Wedged between Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean, Croatia is in a unique position of influence among its neighbors. With a history as long and hard to follow as many of its surrounding European countries, Croatia has seen influence everywhere from Yugoslavia to the Habsburg Monarchy to the Ottoman Empire. No wonder then, that […]

Table of Contents: Spring 2017


  FEATURES   Use Your Noodles — Showcase curds and pretty spring produce with these pasta recipes. By Leigh Belanger & Rebecca Haley-Park Creature Features — Feast your eyes on personality-packed portraits of sheeps and goats. Photographed by Kevin Horan Carpathian Spring — Meet the mysterious cheeses of Romania’s mountains.  By Molly McDonough  Suau as Silk — Buffalo’s milk Oriol de Montbrú is […]

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