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In Queso You Missed It: August 9th


We’ve officially (somehow) made it to August, AKA National Goat Cheese Month! And if there was ever a time to stock up on local cheeses and build an all-chèvre cheese board, it’s now. For inspo, reminisce on our Spring 2018 cheese plate that offers a wedge for every palette: from smoky maple to sweet gouda to funky blue. Or check out our recipe roundup for guidance on incorporating chèvre into your meals all month long. 

In other cheese news:

  • We started a web series that explores how mongers have pivoted during the pandemic, called Cheesemongering in the Time of COVID. Check out our first piece, where we spotlight small shops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania facing challenges, overcoming obstacles, and finding silver linings in the midst of chaos. 
  • The American Cheese Society partnered with Dairy Connection Inc. to host the “LGBrieTQ” webinar: a Cheese Industry Guide to Inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ Community. The virtual event was free and open to all, but if you missed it, you can catch the recording on their website, regardless of membership status. 
  • Victory Cheese just launched their first Iowa cheese box with Milton Creamery! This box includes five delicious cheeses, accompaniments, and an insulated tote bag from the Hawkeye State. Plus, 10% of all profits will be donated to Farms for City Kids. Browse that and other Victory boxes here.
  • Historywali, AKA Shubhra Chatterji, is kicking off her virtual #HistoryOnAPlate series by discussing the art of fermentation through the lens of Indian culture next week. Attendees can expect to enjoy three days worth of talks, demos, screenings, and fermentation workshops, as well aslearning about cultural history and how to make a Desi cheese at home. Learn more and register here.
  • An Australian dairy brand announced that they’ll be rebranding their racially insensitive name, which many have complained about for decades. “We believe we all share in the responsibility to eliminate racism in all its forms and we feel this is an important step we must take to uphold this commitment,” the company said in a statement.
  • Cheesy podcast Is This A Brie?  recently announced that they’ll be featuring cheese influencer and author Marissa Mullen, founder of That Cheese Plate, next week. They’ll discuss building cheese plates, investing in good cheese, and more. Mark your calendar to follow their convo live (August 12th at 4pm EDT)!
  • This kid-favorite cheese dish is getting a breakfast rebrand. Kraft is changing their Mac & Cheese boxes to replace the dinner label with breakfast…because why not? “A Kraft Mac & Cheese breakfast is a win-win for families at a time when they need all the wins they can get,” Kelsey Cooperstein, brand manager at Kraft Heinz, told Forbes. And we can’t argue with cheese for breakfast.

Monica Petrucci

Monica is Culture's Social Media Editor. Coming from a formaggio-obsessed Italian family, she was very excited to combine her passions for cheese and writing at Culture. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and pairing wine and cheese in her spare time.

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