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Pecorino Toscano DOP

These 4 Comfort Foods Will Take You Straight to Tuscany


Photo Credit Consorzio Pecorino Toscano DOP One of many treasures hailing from the glorious green hills in and around Tuscany, rich and fragrant Pecorino Toscano has long been prized in that region, and more recently throughout Italy. While Americans are often better acquainted with Pecorino Romano, the two cheeses actually have very little in common […]

a woman milking a cow in the khovsgol province of mongolia

Mongolian Milk: Nomadic Cheesemaking in Mongolia


In the world’s most sparsely populated country, isolation is a fact of life. A Mongolian panorama embodies the concept of vastness; uninhibited by trees, you can gaze across immense swaths of landscape, the contours of grassland and desert contrasted by blue skies and shadows of distant mountains. Villages are absent. Roads take the form of track marks crisscrossing in […]

A whitewashed church on an idyllic, sunny Greek day.

10 Cheeses You Have to Try When You’re in Greece


Growing up in a lively neighborhood of Greek immigrants in New York, I recall the large brine-filled wooden barrels of feta being delivered to the local Greek deli. Feta: The smell, taste, and presence it commanded in the fridge, on the table, in the homemade spinach pies, and atop salads was a daily homage to […]

Campania’s Secret Mozzarella


South of the crowds of Rome and Amalfi lies Cilento, the quiet birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet. There, in Vallo della Lucania, you can find cheesemaker Renato di Lascio of Caseificio di Lascio, first started by his grandfather. The cheesemaker specializes in mozzarella di bufala campana, as well as ricotta, all from single batches of […]

In Nova Scotia, The Buffalo Roam


I have a theory about traveling: There are journeys and there are destinations. I was reminded of this distinction on a recent road trip to Nova Scotia. Lunenburg, a fishing port town south of Halifax and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was our destination. During our stay, we kept hearing about this young couple raising […]

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Visiting the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia


Like the winemakers who turned the region into a wine destination, cheesemakers in the Okanagan Valley are bringing ambition and excitement to Canada’s artisanal cheese scene.

Ripening Cheese - King Stone Dairy

Behind the Scenes with King Stone Dairy’s Rollright and La Fromagerie


On a cold, dreary February morning, the La Fromagerie team meet, ready to embark on a farm visit to King Stone Dairy, the makers of Rollright. At La Fromagerie, we’ve been selling Rollright since August 2015, when it first came to market, and it has been a staple favorite ever since. A short train journey […]

Classic grilled cheese sandwich

All the Cheese Events You Need to Know About this Spring


There’s a lot happening in the cheese world this spring! Scroll down to check out the festivals and holidays that we’re most excited for.  In March… March 6th World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, WI With thousands of entries from all over the world, this biennial event is the world’s largest technical cheese contest. After […]

A Cheese Lover’s Guide to Berlin


Käse Study When you head to Berlin, chances are you’re ready for sausage. Currywurst, bockwurst, ketwurst—all wurst, all the time. We don’t blame you; washing down encased meat with a frothy beer is one of Germany’s great pleasures. But here’s what we love most about the capital: it’s complicated. While other European metropolises linger in […]

Adjaruli Khachapuri

Everything You Need to Know About Khachapuri


Repeat after me. Hatch-ah-POO-ree. Khachapuri. If you haven’t heard of Georgia’s national dish—a cheese-carb wonder that has taken the internet by storm—consider this your lucky introduction. Khachapuri to the Georgians is what pizza is to the Italians. In the larger cities, parlors devoted to the culinary feat welcome locals and tourists alike to indulge in […]