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In Queso You Missed It February 24th

In the spirit of obscure holidays, Happy National Tortilla Chip Day! Murray’s Cheese has long dominated the cheese scene in New York (and beyond!). Their Instagram pictures are always delightful, and they frequently wow their audience with new and exciting cheeses. They’re taking it one step further with a new fast-casual restaurant dedicated solely to mac and cheese. Patrons can choose from a plethora of options, including buffalo chicken (with New York cheddar and blue cheese) and French onion (with Gruyère and raclette). We’ll see you there. 

Here’s what you might have (also) missed this week in cheese news:

  • Aldi’s never stops the cheese party. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, they’ve launched a new line of cheeses that include a green option and one filled with alcohol.  
  • The leading reason many vegetarians can’t make the leap to veganism? Cheese. However, La Fauxmagerie, the first non-dairy cheese shop in the UK, proves there might be some middle ground.  
  • Cyprus is the homeland of Halloumi, and they applied for PDO designation (and the ensuing protections) from the EU years ago. However, there might be a few more bumps in the road for this beloved cheese.  
  • The latest news from the Land Down Under: cheese might be an integral component to a healthy diet. So go ahead. Enjoy another wedge. You’re doing it for your cardiovascular health, after all. 
  • Jorn Hafslund only has 12 cows on his Norwegian farm. But that doesn’t stop him from producing the best cheese in the world.  
  • Time to get a little technical. Mere months after buying Australia’s largest dairy processor, Canadian-based Saputo bought Britain’s Dairy Crest Group Plc.    
  • Apple cheese. You might be disappointed to learn there’s nothing cheesy about it. But, after you find out it’s a treat made from apples, cinnamon, and sugar poured into cheesecloth…you might get excited again.   

Madeline Upson

A longtime lover of cheese and wine nights, Madeline finally got to use her love of cheese as former Editorial Assistant at Culture Magazine.

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