Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Celebrates 20 Years

On Saturday, September 24th Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese hosted a 20th Anniversary celebration on their farmstead. Their family and staff had a pig roast, local food carts, a farm scavenger hunt and a recognition program for industry members who were instrumental to the business.

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Cover Stories

Bob Wills: A Cheese Innovator

Owner of Wisconsin’s Cedar Grove Cheese,Bob Wills has worked hard for three decadesto stay at the forefront of cheesemaking. One could say Bob Wills’ road to cheesemaking was a detour. He has worked as a post doctorate economics instructor and researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also worked

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Feature Stories

Whey Cool

Creating beverages from waste that are healthier for people and the environment. There has to be a better way. That has been on the minds of many small-batch beverage manufacturers of late. There is so much wasted, but it can undoubtedly be upcycled into something good. What can we do

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The Approachable Roquefort

Both pungent and flavorful, Roquefort is aversatile cheese worth exploring. In Middle Ages-era France, a shepherd preparing to lunch on a slice of brown bread and a cup of fresh milk was distracted when a beautiful woman walked past. He abandoned his food in a cave and rushed after her.

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Cheesemaker Profiles

The Little Cheese Company That Could

Though small, Bell & Goose Cheese Co. has a specialized niche producing European-style cow milk cheese. While Bell & Goose Cheese Co., located on Heron Pond Farm in South Hampton, NH, is relatively small, it’s the perfect size for owner Anna Cantelmo, who set out to produce European-style cow milk

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A Cheese Education

Washington State University teaches a can-do attitude in its cheese program. In 2005, there were fewer than 10 registered cheesemakers in Washington State, but since that time, it has grown to more than 50, with cheese selections being vast. While the number includes cheeses from small family farms and artisan

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Centerfold Cheeses

Ferndale Farmstead’s Roundbale

According to Ferndale Farmstead’s cheesemaker Daniel Wavrin, it was 2019 when the “stars aligned” and Roundbale completed the creamery’s offerings of Italian-style heritage cheeses. Located in Ferndale, WA, this cheese producer makes pasta filata and aged Italian-style cheese in the manner of fresh mozzarella, Scamorza and Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana

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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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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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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

Artisan Cheese in the Mile High City

Denver’s Truffle Cheese Shop proves a small space is no obstacle when it comes to selling gourmet cheeses. When Lisa Morris purchased the Truffle Cheese Shop in August of 2021, she set out to change the offerings of the previous store, which focused on truffles and exotic foods. “Prior to

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