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Perfect Pairings with FireFly Farm’s Cabra LaMancha


What makes a perfect cheese pairing? According to FireFly Farms co-owner, Pablo Solanet, an ideal cheese pairing is made up of flavors that play on one other. “When you have a good pairing the two flavors compliment each other and they blend, they enhance each other. And that’s when you know you have a perfect […]

Washed-Rind Cheese Tart with a Mixed Nut Crust


Italian Tallegio is an obvious choice for the washed-rind semi-soft cheese in this recipe. But other options that match the nutty crust are Limburger, Morbier, Port Salut, and Reblochon.

American Stinkers: How Washed Rind Cheeses Became a National Pastime


They’re a cheese nerd’s most sought-after style. What is it about them?

Behind The Label: FireFly Farms Cabra LaMancha


Art nouveau meets artisan cheese.

Virtual Counter Culture: Laura Chenel and Marin French Cheeses


Our third Virtual Counter Culture event transported participants to California’s Bay Area, home to Laura Chenel and Marin French Cheeses.

Ruminations: Precious Objects


Why storing cheese is a lot like storing a painting

Comeback Kids: Consider Bardwell Farm Finds a New Whey Following Recall


Photo via considerbardwellfarm.com Nothing strikes ice-cold fear into the hearts of dairy manufacturers quite like the L-word—we’re talking Listeria monocytogenes. An independent cheesemaker’s worst nightmare erupted in late September 2019 for Consider Bardwell Farm, when a routine inspection of the Vermont-based farm’s processing facilities yielded a positive test for listeria in a wheel of the […]

The Last Limburger


Long dismissed as a “stinky cheese,” limburger might just surprise you.

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Autumn’s Best Cheese is Washed in Apple Cider


Craft cider is booming and cheesemakers are crafting cider-washed cheeses that are distinctly American—and undeniably autumnal.

Kaserei Studer's Der Scharfe Maxx

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 […]

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