Celebrating Women in Cheese, 2023
To celebrate Women’s History Month, culture and Murray’s Cheese collaborated on an exciting project to spotlight the amazing women in cheese.
This Rare Pig-Rennet Cheese is Made Exclusively by Women
Photo credit: © Archivio Slow Food The prized cheese from Italy’s Abruzzo region is made exclusively by women I first encountered the unique sheep’s milk cheese Pecorino di Farindola while browsing at the Eataly cheese counter in Florence, Italy. I noticed a sign for a pecorino made with caglio suino (pig rennet), something I’d never […]
Meet the Women Cheesemakers from Brazil’s Serra da Mantiquera
Photographed by Rebeca Figueirdo Fazenda Atalaia is bustling with life when I arrive, hungry from the 85-mile early morning drive out of São Paulo into the Serra da Mantiqueira—a mountain range that stretches some 300 miles across swathes of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro states. Tractors thunder about, cows are mustering for […]
Shop Talk: Women Wheeling Forward
These female-run cheese shops around the country are making waves in their communities…and they’re loving every second of it.
Cheese Icons to Celebrate this Women’s History Month
This month (and every month) we’re celebrating the women in cheese who produce, sell, serve, and educate about the wedges and wheels we love.
In Queso You Missed It: February 21st
Here’s what you might have missed this week in cheese news! Our February 21st edition of IQYMI includes cheese releases, industry headlines, and more.
Behind the Label: Dorothy’s Comeback Cow
With its apricot color and old-fashioned illustration, the design of the label on Dorothy’s Comeback Cow makes this cheese hard to ignore.
Voicings: Rachel Fritz Schaal
We asked Schaal to name some of her essentials, the can’t-live-without-’em items that bring her joy and make this “the best job I’ve ever had.”
Ruminations: Getting My Goats
Culture contributor Lauren Gitlin reflects on her relationships with cheesemaking legends Mary Holbrook and Laini Fondiller.
The Good Shepherdess: The Women of Missouri’s Green Dirt Farm
What if women ruled the world? Sarah Hoffmann and the team at Green Dirt Farm have a microcosmic answer to that burning question.