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Interview: Celebrating Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day with Carlos Yescas

Interview: Celebrating Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day with Carlos Yescas

Once a year, the world comes together to celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Day. Raw milk cheese is made with milk that has not been heat-treated and has been produced for thousands of years before the advent of refrigeration.

Interview: Why Uplands Cheese is Worth Waiting For

Interview: Why Uplands Cheese is Worth Waiting For

Cheesemaker Andy Hatch embodies the slow food movement philosophy that is so dear to traditional cheesemaking.  In an age where things don't arrive...

Interview with Cheese Blogger Madame Fromage on Cheese Journeys

Interview with Cheese Blogger Madame Fromage on Cheese Journeys

Ever considered taking a trip completely organized around cheese, food, wine, and their makers? In our interview with Tenaya Darlington- - a cheese expert, author, and owner of a Cheese Grotto -- we get her insight on the importance of taking a journey devoted to cheese and devoted to food and wine.

Interview: Coach Farm- a goat milk cheese farm

Interview: Coach Farm- a goat milk cheese farm

If you're interested in learning more about goat cheese and what makes it special, take a moment to read this interview with Tara Kirch, Senior Director of Marketing at Coach Farm.  Their goat cheeses are made in New York and have a clean and bright flavor profile. Tara also recommends goat cheese pairings and how to best pair goat cheese and wine.

Interview with Wisconsin Cheese Company, Landmark Creamery

Interview with Wisconsin Cheese Company, Landmark Creamery

Learn about the up-and-coming Wisconsin cheesemakers from Landmark Creamery. Their cow and sheep specialty cheeses are delicious table cheeses. If you are cooking with cheese, their Tallgrass Reserve makes a delicious mac 'n cheese, and their Pecora Nocciola is a take of a traditional pecorino style. #americancheese

Interview: [Video] Why does Steven Jenkins love the Grotto? He explains...

Interview: [Video] Why does Steven Jenkins love the Grotto?  He explains...

Ever wondered the best way to store cheese and keep it fresh?  Specialty cheese styles require specific conditions in order to prolong a cheese's shelf-life.  Specialty cheeses are inspired by hundreds of years of traditional cheesemaking practices, and so they do not like to be wrapped in plastic wrap.

Interview with a Natural Wine Expert

Interview with a Natural Wine Expert

What is natural wine and how do you pair natural wine with cheese, especially raw milk cheese?  Through an interview with an Natural Wine Expert we get tips and ideas on what types of cheeses to pair with what types of natural wine.  Read on to learn what makes natural wine so special.

A Brooklyn-based jam maker gives her cheese, jam, and booze pairing ideas.

A Brooklyn-based jam maker gives her cheese, jam, and booze pairing ideas.

Jam-maker Candice Ross provides unbeatable tips on how to build your next cheese board.  In this post, we highlight what types of cheeses pair with different flavors of jam and liquors.  From vodka to bourbon to gin to rye, every liquor has a memorable cheese pairing and jam pairing.

Interview: Is Cheese Healthy? Babs Hogan is researching this superfood...

Interview: Is Cheese Healthy?  Babs Hogan is researching this superfood...

Babs Hogan is a cheese nutrition researcher, writer, and educator. Back in 2010, she discovered that naturally-made cheeses have nutritional benefits that the common public isn't yet talking about. We interview her here and learn the real reason why cheese is healthy.

Interview: Culinary Argan Oil with Victoria Gaynor

Interview: Culinary Argan Oil with Victoria Gaynor

Victoria Gaynor is sourcing some of the highest quality culinary argan oil on the market.  She works directly with a women-run cooperative in Moro...

Interview: February is the month for Aphrodisiacs (Cheese and Chocolate, please)

Interview: February is the month for Aphrodisiacs (Cheese and Chocolate, please)

The best news is that both chocolate and cheese contain ingredients which inherently uplift a person's mood.  Tryptophan and phenylethylamine can be found in chocolate, and tyrosine can be found in cheese. You can read more about the qualities and chemistry of each food in my pairing guide.

My other product invention: Gruyère Cheese Caramel

My other product invention: Gruyère Cheese Caramel

Authentic Gruyère A.O.P. from Switzerland. Heavy Cream. Milk. Caramelizing Sugar. Sea Salt. This caramel is infused with Gruyère, resulting in a b...