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In Queso You Missed It: February 23rd


February 18th was National Drink Wine Day (or as we like to call it, Tuesday). If you missed out on the special pairing occasion, read our easy how-to guide on pairing wine with cheese.  In other cheese news: A very important delivery was made to the International Space Station earlier this week for an upcoming […]

In Queso You Missed It: February 9th


The 2020 Winter Cheesemonger Invitational took place in San Francisco a few weeks ago, where some of the best mongers from across the country competed in a day-long crash course in all things cheese, charcuterie, and mongering. A week later, our Editor-in-Chief wrote about her firsthand account of the event. Read it here, or check […]

In Queso You Missed It: January 26


January 20th was National Cheese Lover’s Day—a.k.a. our favorite day of the year. If you tragically missed it (or want to keep the celebration going), check out our suggestions on how to seize this turophilic day.  In other cheese news: In the midst of the looming tariffs, some specialty wine and cheese shop owners have […]

Queso Without Borders: “Hispanic Style” In America’s Dairyland


Southern Wisconsin’s rolling hills first attracted immigrants from impoverished regions of Switzerland in the mid-19th century. They quickly set about turning rich soil into pasture and, ultimately, cheese. The legacy of Swiss immigration, which continued into the early 1900s, thrives to this day. It fuels the economy, culture, and tourism. Swiss flags hang in town […]

Best Cheeses 2019: Sheep’s Milk


Photographed by Nina Gallant; Styled by Erin Riley ARIES SHOOTING STAR CREAMERY PASO ROBLES, CALIF. Shooting Star Creamery’s debut cheese was a standout at this year’s American Cheese Society Judging and Competition, taking Third Place Best of Show. Having made cheese with her parents at their celebrated Central Coast Creamery, 15-year-old Avery Jones created her […]

Queso Without Borders: Who Really Makes the Milk?


What would the Vermont dairy industry look like without immigrants from Latin America? For Will Lambek, an organizer at Burlington, Vermont-based nonprofit Migrant Justice, the answer is simple: “It wouldn’t exist, at least in its current form,” he says. Vermont needs immigration because Vermont needs milk. It’s the state with the heaviest reliance on a […]

In Queso You Missed It: November 17th


National Nachos Day was November 6th, which means that if you missed it, you’ve got some catching up to do. We’ve got a recipe video that’ll give you the perfect excuse to keep the festivities going for this gameday favorite.    In other cheese news:  Stepladder Creamery was recently awarded the Jennifer Bice Grant—an award […]

Montchevre’s Fresh Goat Cheese Logs are Holiday Season Hits


With the holidays fast approaching, cheese lovers will be on the hunt for delicious and unique cheeses with which to wow their friends. This one is a jewel in the crown of the perfect cheese plate. Montchevre’s Blueberry Vanilla fresh goat cheese log is a dynamic addition to any cheese board. The vibrant contrast between […]

In Queso You Missed It: November 3rd


November is here, which means October (AKA National Pizza Month) is behind us. If you missed it, don’t worry. Just run over to your local Trader Joe’s ASAP, pick up one of their many options for pizza cheese, and start rolling out your homemade dough. Keep the festivities going!  In other cheese news: The World […]