War in Ukraine

Cheese Industry of Ukraine: Then and Now

Oksana Chernova, a professional cheese expert at the ProCheese Academy in Ukraine, talks about the state of the cheese industry in Ukraine during the war. Over the course of almost two months of the war, there was not a single person who did not discuss all the horrors of Ukraine

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Cover Stories

A Cheese Calling

Kurt Beecher Dammeier, founder, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Seattle Sometimes it is a particular destination that determines an entrepreneur’s journey. Such was the case for Seattle’s Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. Even before having a business plan, founder Kurt Beecher Dammeier knew where he wanted his cheese company to be based. “I decided

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Feature Stories

Quite the Topper

Cheese atop salads is the perfect addition. A crumble of feta or blue mingles with garden vegetables. A shave of Parm or Manchego sits atop mixed greens. A sprinkle of cheddar or Swiss jazzes up spinach. Cheese is an essential ingredient in a classic salad—something North American chef innovators such

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Jamming with Jamón

Learn about this crown jewel of Spanish cuisine. Jamón is at the heart of Iberian history, culture and cuisine. Spanish for cured ham, the delicacy is beloved from the markets of Barcelona to the tapas bars of Madrid to weddings in Bilbao and everywhere in between. Most Spanish households have

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Cheesemaker Profiles

A Cheese Lover’s Road Trip

10 top places to visit nationwide for cheese lovers. Meet cows. Watch curds separate from whey. Sample cheese and cheese cuisine. Whether you’re ready for a day trip or cross country fromage expedition, there are incredible ways for cheese lovers to immerse themselves in their foodie favorite. Here’s a sampling

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Finding a New Career

A fortuitous ad led a Boston couple to take over Westfield Farm and embark on a lifetime of creating goat cheese. Bob and Debby Stetson had been in the shipping business for most of their lives when they sold their business and were looking for a new venture. Debby started

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Centerfold Cheeses

Haystack Mountain Creamery’s Cashmere

Longmont, CO’s Haystack Mountain Creamery was providing Whole Foods Market with goat milk cheese, when the retailer’s vice president of specialty Cathy Strange reached out. “Whole Foods had carried our goat’s milk cheese for a long time, but due to labor issues, stopped carrying it,” says Jackie Chang, who has

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Hidden Springs Creamery: Ocooch Mountain Grande Reserve

The love of Uplands Creamery’s Pleasant Ridge Reserve is what prompted Westby, WI-based Hidden Springs Creamery’s owner Brenda Jensen to venture out into the world of washed rind cheese production. “That was the inspiration for Ocooch Mountain Grande Reserve, so I worked on a similar recipe,” she says. “The problem

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Where's my Cheese?

New Mexico

Artisan Goat Cheeses of New Mexico

With cheese from New Mexico, the environment makes the differenceExtreme diversity distinguishes the southwest from other U.S. Regions. I-40 (old Route 66) splits the Southwest into two distinct environments: the northern divide has cool climates, tall pines and mountainous terrain, for example, in Santa Fe and Flagstaff. The southern divide

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Richmond: Cheeses Abound in this Foodie-centric City

Take a tour of a region filled with history and traditionThe stately city of Richmond lies at the heart of Virginia’s agricultural region. Given that local chefs and food producers have access to the finest fresh ingredients, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the community of 220,000 is experiencing a renaissance in

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Cheeses Of The Beehive State

The quietly growing, deliciously quirky world of Utah cheese
There are plenty of things utah is known for: wacky liquor laws, hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics, superior dental hygiene à la the Osmond family, and phenomenal light-as-air powder widely proclaimed as “The Greatest Snow on Earth.”

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Eating Out

Raising the Bar

Murray’s Cheese Bar LIC opens a Long Island City flagship restaurant combined with a retail store and its first full-service bar. Murray’s Cheese has expanded greatly since it was first opened as a single-store retailer located in New York City’s Greenwich Village in 1940. Today, in addition to its original

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Liquid Indulgence

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Wine from Long Island

See what treasures this unique region has to offerCelebrated wine aficionado, Ron Kapon, who is known in wine circles as the Peripatetic Oenophile — the traveling wine expert — answers questions that Cheese Connoisseur readers have asked.

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Cooking with Cheese

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Fondue Re-Do   

See how this favorite has been updated for today’s taste preferences.Recently, I’ve noticed fondue sets, including a pot, table stand with burner and color-coated forks, are being sold in cookware shops and online again. I say “again” because a couple of times in my past, serving fondue was all the

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Retailer Profile

Going with the Flow

Portland, Maine’s The Cheese Iron has successfully adapted to different business climates. Since Vince Maniaci and his wife Jill Dutton became familiar with the specialty cheese world in the 90s, they knew that someday they would head out on their own journey as cheese shop owners. “My wife Jill and

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