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Greek Cheese: It’s Not Just Feta

Cheeses from Greece have a storiedhistory and widespread appeal. Say “Greek cheese” and most people think feta. But the cheese heritage of Greece is ancient, rich, and far more varied. Greeks had been producing and trading many fresh and aged cheese types well before the 8th Century B.C. We know

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Perfect Oktoberfest Cheeses

A how-to on incorporating cheese into Oktoberfest celebrations. Oktoberfest celebrations—those cheerful, colorful odes to German beer and culture—kick off all over the world in September. Attendees at one of these events, whether they go to an official celebration in Munich or a smaller gathering in their community, can expect to

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Cheesemaker Profiles

A Phoenix Rises

Hartington Creamery returnsStilton making to Derbyshire. Ryan Gee’s recollection of the day the old cheese factory in Hartington, England closed its doors for good is fuzzy at best. He was, after all, only 12 at the time. But he does remember what it did to the parish he grew up

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A Wisconsin Original

Tradition and innovation add up to successfor Nasonville Dairy. Located in Marshfield, WI, Nasonville Dairy stands tall in the heart of America’s Dairyland. This is a success story rooted in the enduring dedication of the Heiman family, traditional cheesemakers who have risen to the challenges of the global marketplace. Founded

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Centerfold Cheeses

Cypress Grove: Fog Lights

Arcata, CA-based Cypress Grove, launched Fog Lights, its newest addition to the award-winning Humboldt Fog family of cheeses, last summer in response to a rapidly changing market. “We heard our customers’ need for retail-ready, grab-and-go cheeses, and we rallied our teams to develop and launch Fog Lights in just a

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Beehive Cheese Co.: PROMONTORY

When Pat Ford and Tim Welsh opened their creamery doors in 2005, they had eight days of cheesemaking experience between the two of them and heaps of enthusiasm. They knew they wanted to open a small local creamery in their hometown of Ogden, UT, but they were not clear on

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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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Cheese is Forever

In less than a year, a worldwide pandemic has changed the way people live, eat and entertain. While the crisis is now full-blown and cases

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Guest Columnists


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


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

Fondue Entree - Roth Cheese

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

A Small and Mighty Venture

Orlando’s La Femme du Fromage has become the go-to for artisan and hard-to-find cheeses. Big things do come in small packages. That is definitely true for Orlando’s La Femme du Fromage. Although only encompassing 212 square feet, what this cut-to-order cheese shop lacks in size it makes up for in

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