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Sheep Milk Yogurt - Old Chatham

Ask the Monger: Why is Yogurt Not Considered Cheese?


They use the same ingredients and go through much of the same process. So when do cheese and yogurt diverge?

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Icelandic Skyr


Skyr is one of Iceland’s most adored food. This cultured dairy product is made from skim milk and resembles lush, ultrathick Greek yogurt.

We’re In Love with Short Stack Editions Cookbooks


If your New Year’s resolution involves de-cluttering, consider replacing hefty cookbooks with these compact editions.

amelia creamery yogurt

Your Ultimate Guide to Yogurt


Globally inspired makers breathe new life into the American yogurt scene. Here’s what you need to know about all those new yogurt styles.

Table of Contents: Summer 2018


Features Belper Knolle Rolled in black pepper and studded with garlic, this unique Swiss cheese is the ultimate flavor bomb. By Rebecca Haley-Park Tapas Time Cheese plays a starring role in these iconic Spanish snacks. By Rebecca Haley-Park Un Otro Mondo Cheese in the Canary Islands—a Spanish archipelago off the Moroccan coast—is a world apart. […]

Sheep Milk Yogurt - Old Chatham

Ask the Monger: What’s the Difference Between Cheese and Yogurt?


What’s the difference between cheese and yogurt? We often fall into the trap of placing dairy products into defined categories. I think a better approach is to imagine them existing on a spectrum. In some contexts, they’re close together; in other contexts, much further apart. Both yogurt and cheese utilize starter cultures to produce acidity. However, […]

Matsvnis Soup

Matsvnis, The Georgian Soup That Boosts Longevity


Want to live to be over 100? In Georgia and the surrounding Caucasus region, where there is no shortage of centenarians, one rumored key to longevity is a thin, mildly tart fermented dairy product called matsoni. Known for its probiotic strains that boost gut health, aid in calcium absorption, and increase immunity, the yogurt-like substance […]

Ask the Monger: Does Cheese Have Probiotics?


Does cheese have probiotics? Probiotics are having a moment. Walk into most grocery stores today and you’ll see a large section devoted to these life-giving bacteria. But what are probiotics—and why the sudden focus? Here’s the skinny: Probiotics are living microorganisms, like bacteria and yeasts, that function on many levels, but they’re thought to be […]