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In Queso You Missed It: September 25, 2022


Four well-known cheese producers from Australia’s Scenic Rim—Towri Sheep Cheeses, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, Summer Land Camels (whose marinated Persian feta was on our Summer 2020 cover), and Naughty Little Kids—have co-created Ewe+3, Australia’s (and quite possibly the world’s) first sheep, camel, goat, and Jersey cow’s milk cheese. The collaboration was sparked by devastating floods that impacted farms in […]

In Queso You Missed It: September 11, 2022


The American Cheese Society invites owners, managers, and cheesemakers are invited to participate in a survey about the current state of the U.S. artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheese industry. The survey data will enable the industry to communicate its impact to policymakers, the media, regulators, and other stakeholders, and to better advocate on behalf of cheesemakers. Even […]

In Queso You Missed It: August 28, 2022


A couple of developments in the plant-based cheese-alternative world piqued our interest this week. First, we learned about The Great Plant-Based Con (Piatkus, June 9, 2022) by UK journalist Jayne Buxton. An ambassador for the Real Food Campaign and the Public Health Collaboration, Buxton presents a thoroughly researched rebuttal to the increasingly pervasive, powerful, and well-funded narrative that a plant-based diet is […]

In Queso You Missed It: August 14, 2022


The Academy of Cheese is calling for cheesemongers to enter the 2022 Young Cheesemonger of the Year competition. The award will be hosted at the World Cheese Awards (WCA), organized by the Guild of Fine Food in Newport, Wales on Nov. 2, 2022. The competition is free to enter and open to any cheesemonger under the age of 30. Finalists will be invited to […]

In Queso You Missed It: July 31,2022


After a two-year hiatus, the 2022 American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference—or what insiders call “Cheese Camp”—was a joyful reunion of the American cheese community in Portland, Oregon. The event consisted of industry panels and lectures, a Meet the Cheesemaker event where over 100 creameries sampled their cheeses, and the 2022 ACS Judging & Competition. Best of […]

In Queso You Missed It: July 17, 2022


Photo From Gastro Obscura: Clockwise from left: Brent Hofacker/Almay; Wagner Pizza Bus; Erika Nusser/Almay; Lancaster314. Have you ever heard of pizza topped with American cheese? What about finished with frozen cheese, or no cheese at all?! While it might sound like we’re making them up, these styles of pizza are in fact regional delicacies from Pennsylvania, […]

Tulip Tree Creamery’s Milkweed


A recipe reboot births a star Indiana’s Tulip Tree Creamery is known by turophiles everywhere for Trillium, a bloomy-rind cow’s milk square pillow that has won multiple awards—most recently Gold at the 2021–2022 World Cheese Awards in Spain. One of Tulip Tree’s newest cheeses—Milkweed—has also arrived on the national scene; it won a 2021 Good […]

New on the Market Autumn 2022


The latest cheese and cheese-adjacent products to look out for.

In Queso You Missed It: July 3, 2022


Like many of us, Cheese for the Culture columnist Agela Abdullah will be heading to Portland, Oregon, for the ACS Conference next month. “While I’m excited about the conference I have to admit that I’m nervous about being in Portland. Oregon has a long history of racial prejudices that start with the founding of the state, and continue today […]

In Queso You Missed It: June 26, 2022


We’ve never doubted that cheese has the power to change lives, but if you want more evidence, a  former cheesemaker shared with Bon Appetit how watching milk transform into cheddar helped them realize they were trans. “I spent four years immersed in cheddaring, my life revolving around transformation. And it was there on the production […]