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In Queso You Missed It July 8th

Morrisons Spicy Cheese

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Hello cheese lovers and happy Sunday! While you were busy celebrating the independence of our grate nation, we were busy scouring the internet for information on what truly matters most in this world. That’s right, cheese. So while you are recuperating from the pandemonium, feel free to kick up those tired, sunburnt feet and dive on in to this week’s dose of cheese news.

Here’s what you might have missed:

  • As a 90’s kid, there are many things that throw me into a fit of nostalgia – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, combat boots, Britney Spears, and Planters Cheez Balls. Well, I am happy to report those balls of fluorescent orange goodness are back after a 12-year hiatus.
  • Wheel and Wedge closed its doors this weekend, but it’s possible they will pop back up in Kansas City. We’ll let you know when they do!
  • Honey & Co, an iconic London restaurant, is serving up their secret recipe for a dish involving goat cheese, walnuts, and figs. Need I say more?
  • Attention cheese lovers, America’s dairy farmers need your help. Convince everyone in your life to EAT MORE CHEESE, or the trade wars will put them out of business.
  • Due to rising import costs, Brexit may lead to a cheese crisis. British cheese lovers have already seen a price increase with Comté, Manchego and burrata. 
  • Fine Cyprus, seizing a load of cheese illegally crossing your borders is one thing. But destroying it? That’s just uncalled for.
  • Our very own digital editor Erika Kubick gives you the what’s what for how to funk up your cheeseburgers this summer.
  • Step aside germophobes, this man in Tasmania is championing raw milk cheese for an entire region.
  • These six artisanal cheeses will make you rethink what it means to be an American.
  • The world’s hottest cheese has just been released, and you know that when a cheese comes with a warning label, you gotta get your grubby paws all over it. Just don’t rub your eyes after.
  • Somewhere in Germany, there is a cheese ripened with mites that are still all up on that cheese when you eat it. That’s right. Mite. Cheese. And I’m out.
  • The Cheesemonger Invitational (AKA the olympics of cheese) was in New York last weekend. It  tests all the crucial skills it takes to becomes a bonafide cheesemonger. What World Cup?

Sam Jones

Sam Jones is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Agriculture, Food, and Environment at Tufts University. She has worked on organic vegetable farms in France, Scotland, and Washington as well as on a chicken and pig farm in Colorado. She is passionate about telling farmers' stories and exploring the varied agricultural methods that go into making delicious cheese around the world.

2 thoughts on “In Queso You Missed It July 8th”

  1. But there is another cheese shop that open few months ago on Penn ave, across the children’s hospital. And we have cheese that no one else in Pittsburgh have!
    Chantal’s cheese shop is here for Pittsburgh!

    1. Erika Kubick says:

      That’s great news!

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