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Ribera: Land of Extremes, Home to the King


“Diligence is the mother of good fortune” – Chapter XLIII, Part II, Miguel de Cervantes This quote from Castilla y León’s most famous author could be applied to many things, but perhaps no more so than to the wine region of Ribera del Duero, an area two hours north of Madrid. Located within Castilla y […]

Verdejo: The World’s Next Great White Wine


Verdejo’s Potential is Endless Ask any Spaniard to tell you their favorite Spanish white wine, and it’s a good bet they’ll answer Verdejo. As Spain’s number one selling white wine, Verdejo’s popularity is undeniable. Ask some of the world’s most famous winemakers inside and outside Spain to name their favorite Spanish white wine, and the […]

Rueda: Land of Lions and Verdejos


Photography by Galdones Photography When winemaking began in Rueda around 1,000 years ago, it’s a wonder anyone would have thought to plant grapes in this region of extremes – blisteringly hot summers, bitterly cold winters, and a relatively high altitude. Happily, the local monks and the Verdejo grape, native to North Africa, arrived in the […]

Asturias: Land of Artisanal Cheeses


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

Destination Cheese: Curd-Centric Road Trips in Five States


Because we wanted to explore some lesser-known cheese destinations, culture asked five writers to take us on a tour of their home states.

Cheesy Road Trip: North Carolina


The hilly, tree-lined roads through North Carolina’ smountains-to-sea landscape inspire wanderlust but, more importantly, cheese-lust.

Caciocavallo

Wheys Less Traveled: Caciocavallo Impiccato


A visit to a street market in southern Italy might yield a glimpse of caciocavallo impiccato. This cheese is melted over embers and then scraped over a slice of bread.

Queso in the Capital


In Mexico City, you can hardly go dos pasos without tripping over cheese.

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