Cover Stories

Stephanie Clark: Champion of Cheese

The Iowa State University professor bestows her passion for dairy onto her students while making a difference in the industry. Although Stephanie Clark is Virginia M. Gladney Professor for Ames, Iowa-based Iowa State University’s department of food science and human nutrition, it’s not her only role. Admittedly one who stretches

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Feature Stories

The Possibilities of Prosciutto di Parma

Why this prized meat has become a charcuterie board staple. There are few foods that need no help to bring out their full flavor. No spreading of mayonnaise or smearing of mustard on top. No herbs or spices as cozy companions. Or dressings of hollandaise or simmering marinara to raise

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The Magic of AFFINAGE

The method of ripening cheese to perfection. The best things take time. This certainly applies to the art and science of aging cheese, called affinage. In French, the word “affinage” means “to refine” (the term comes from the Latin word “ad finis”, meaning “towards the limit.’). Affineurs are responsible for

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Cheesemaker Profiles

A Family Affair

Fiscalini Farmstead understands theimportance of family The namesake family behind Fiscalini Farmstead, award-winning cheesemakers in Modesto, CA, have a storied history in the dairy industry. Mateo Fiscalini immigrated from Switzerland and started the Fiscalini dairy in 1914 on the same piece of land that the cheese producers call home today.

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Michigan’s Great (Lakes) Cheese Secret

Idyll Farms creates outstanding goat cheese while doing its part to save the planet. With goats grazing on approximately 200 acres of Leelanau Peninsula lush grasses, trees, leaves, brush and wildflowers, Idyll Farms is a world-class goat farm and creamery located in Northport, MI, a small village perched on the

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Centerfold Cheeses

A Tale of Two Cheeses

FireFly Farms’ Merry Goat Roundand Spruce Reserve A two-for-one is even better when it involves cheese. Accident, MD-based FireFly Farms’ Merry Goat Round is one of the three original cheeses that company co-founder Pablo Solanet created back in 2002. “When we started the company, we wanted to make fresh chevre

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Beautiful Coincidences Coming Together

Gourmino Affinage & Selection’sLe Gruyère AOP Although it was the 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest that put Switzerland’s Gourmino Affinage & Selection’s Le Gruyère AOP on the map, cheesemaker Michael Spycher again was recognized as World Champion in 2020.

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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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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,

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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

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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

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