Diplomat Turned Cheese Advocate

Carlos Yescas has been a diplomat, professor and united nations expert. He still juggles a number of jobs, including raw milk cheese advocate, cheese judge and researcher. Born in Mexico, Yescas, 40, also distributes Mexican cheeses and is currently setting up a Latin American cheesemaker network to connect producers there with “scientists, gastronomers, chefs, researchers…

Fig-ure It Out

Some would say that biting into a sweet, sticky, squishy fig has been a gastronomic pleasure since the beginning of time. Fig trees purportedly shaded Adam and Eve and provided them with their first hint of clothing. Archaeologists have found fig branches next to human remains that date from more than 7,000 years ago. Some…

 Joseph Gallo Cheeses Verified Non-GMO

Joseph Gallo Farms, Atwater, CA, has announced that its family of organic cheeses has earned verification by the Non-GMO Project. This verification confirms that Joseph Farms organic cheeses are produced in compliance with rigorous standards for GMO avoidance. “GMO” stands for Genetically Modified Organism, and refers to plants, animals or other organisms whose genetic material…

Comté Cheese Celebrates 60 Years

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Comté PDO (Protected Designation of Origin), although the cheese’s history goes back almost 1,000 years. Comitй Interprofessionnel de Gestion du Comtй (CIGC) held a four-day celebration at the Royal Salt works at in Arc-et-Senans, France, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This event was a moment of sharing…

Forever Cheese Sponsors Documentary

Forever Cheese, Long Island City, NY, has announced its role as a sponsor of aMona Presents Panga Ibérica, a documentary that features six chefs on a culinary adventure in Panama. A group of esteemed chefs from Spain, Portugal, Guatemala and Panama came together to collaborate, forage, meet local artisans and cook for a week. The…

Emmi Roth Reduces Carbon Footprint

Emmi Roth, Platteville, WI, announced the completion of a solar panel installation at its Platteville plant. Initiated by a new sustainability goal, Emmi Roth implemented 1,602 JA 330 watt panels on the roof of its cheese production facility. The installation will reduce the company’s carbon footprint by eliminating 14,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from…

The Goods On Gouda

Gouda From The Netherlands is one of the world’s most popular cheeses, and one of Holland’s most renowned exports. It’s also a huge category that encompasses many styles, from artisanally-produced farmhouse cheeses to factory-made wheels. The format of Gouda can be small, gigantic or somewhere in between. Wheels can be crafted with cow, sheep or…