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Ribera y Rueda: Food Friendly Wines From Spain


Winemaking in Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines began almost 2,000 years ago. The flag of Castilla y León bears images of castles and lions—symbolism that represents the name of Spain’s largest region and a sense of purpose and prestige that has persisted to this day. It’s a wonder anyone would have […]

Photo Essay: The Vermont Cheese Summit 2022


The Vermont Cheese Council, which represents the state’s 56 artisan cheesemakers, hosted its first Vermont Cheese Summit on August 13 and 14. The trade-focused event included a day of visits to farms and creameries such as Von Trapp Farmstead, Jasper Hill Farm, and Vermont Creamery, followed by a day of educational sessions at Shelburne Farms. […]

A Feta Odyssey in Greece


The flagship national product of Greece, feta’s roots go all the way back to the days of Homer.

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 […]

Shopping with Intention and More in Portland, OR


Agela Abdullah shares the businesses she’ll be supporting during the 2022 ACS Conference.

The Dordogne: Cheese, Wine, and Art de Vivre


In the bucolic Dordogne region of southwestern France, appreciating what’s on your plate or in your glass is elevated to an art form. And it all starts in the hands of dedicated producers.

On the Trail of Artisan Cheese in the Hudson Valley


A memorable long weekend meandering between four exceptional New York cheese producers.

Centuries of Cheesemaking Traditions on Naxos


From shepherding to production, Arseniko Naxou PDO and other island cheeses are made by hand Photographed by Margarita Gokun Silver Ask Greeks about their country’s cheesemaking history and they might refer you to Homer’s Odyssey, in which the mention of cheese involves a shepherd, a Cyclops cheesemaker, and a cave with curd made from sheep’s […]