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Regions to Watch: Austria


If you love cheese, you know the Alps—the 750-mile-long stretch of peaks crosses dairy lodestars like France, Italy, and Switzerland, and it pretty much goes without saying that your local cheese shop carries Alpine greats Comté, fontina, and Gruyère. But until recently, turophiles have been sleeping on the range’s vast eastern half—namely, Austria. Known more […]

Regions to Watch: India


Indian cheesemakers are putting their stamp on the cheese world. Read about innovations, accomplishments, and whats to come in this burgeoning industry.

Regions to Watch: New Zealand


Of the top 10 culinary reasons to visit New Zealand, artisan cheese sits below rare native Manuka honey, above eating cultivated kiwifruit, and right on par with sipping wines that don’t make it out of the country at the same rate as Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc does. To understand the cheese landscape of this South Pacific […]

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 […]

For Locally Sourced Pizza, Head To A Farm


Written by Kristine Hansen Photos courtesy of Millsap Farms It’s no secret that autumn is harvest time for vegetables. But in Wisconsin and other states where farming is a way of life, it’s also when some farms host pizza nights where ingredients, including cheese, and even the flour to make the pizza dough is sourced […]

French Alpine Fare Meets a Love for Maine Cheese at Alice and Lulu’s


Photography by Nicole Wolf Chef Lex Godin can pinpoint when they fell in love with Maine cheese. It was 2017, and they were working as the executive chef at 45 North, a ski resort restaurant in western Maine, which served Kennebec Cheesery’s Sugarloaf, an aged, Alpine-style goat’s milk cheese. Due to a delivery hiccup, Lex […]

A Journey Through Italy’s Northern Cheese Country


As the birthplace of pizza and pesto, Italy lays claim to some of the most well-known food in the world. Just like Italian cuisine, which varies widely from region to region—think spaghetti alle vongole in Naples and spaghetti carbonara in Rome—the same can be said for Italian cheese. There are more than 2,500 traditional kinds […]

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 […]

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