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World's Largest Cheeseboard

Best Cheeses: Wisconsin


From classic cheddars and fried curds to American originals and artisanal wheels, Wisconsin’s cheese scene offers plenty of options for every cheese lover.

Orchard on the Moor with Marieke Fenugreek Gouda


A cocktail as crisp as an October evening, this tart drink teases the fruity notes out of this Fenugreek gouda.

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Shop Talk: West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe


You’ll find one of the largest selections of Wisconsin cheeses in the state at this family-owned cheese shop.

World's Largest Cheeseboard

Wisconsin Just Broke the Record for the World’s Largest Cheeseboard


On August 8th, Wisconsin made history by creating the World’s Largest Cheeseboard, setting a new Guinness World Record. The gigantic platter, which occupied more than an entire street of downtown Madison, overflowed with 4,437 pounds of Wisconsin cheese, smashing the previous (European) record by over 1,000 pounds. Sadly, the Culture staff was unable to make […]

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All the Winners from the American Cheese Society Awards


Photo credit Bob Montgomery Last weekend, the culture crew attended the American Cheese Society conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an annual gathering of makers, mongers, buyers, distributors—basically, anyone in the North American cheese industry. It might sound boring, but the ACS conference is actually a total party. We cheese people gather to do things like nerd […]

Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown

All The Winners From The Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown


Last week, I had the pleasure of judging the Grilled Cheese Academy Recipe Showdown, an annual competition hosted by Wisconsin Cheese out in Madison. It’s an esteemed honor, especially for a former entrant who never made it past the first round.  There are three categories in the contest: Junior, for entrants under 18, The Classic, for sandwiches with 6 […]

cheese and seeds

Great 28: Cheese + Seeds


Seeds are a flavorful friend to both birds and curds.

honey dripping off a ricotta cheese topped baguette

6 Crave-Worthy Pairings from the Culture Crew


Six stellar cheese pairings, straight from Culture’s team of cheese nerds.

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In Queso You Missed It May 6th


Greetings, cheese lovers! Warm weather is finally here—and with that, it’s prime time for parties. We love a celebration too, but after all the margaritas have been downed and all the chips have been eaten—dipped in cheese, of course—we know that all that cleanup can be a pain. So take a break: Here’s an excuse […]

The 6 Most Scandalous Cheese Crimes in American History


Cheese is the most stolen food in the world. It accounts for roughly 4% of all thefted foods worldwide. Millions of dollars worth of cheese have been stolen in Wisconsin, Italy, France, and England just in the last few years. Cheese heists throughout history have involved everything from walking out of a store with a wedge […]