Cheese CONNOISSEUR - Centerfold Cheeses

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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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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A Cheese of Visual Intrigue Montchevre Kiss My Ash was first launched in 2018 by Saputo Cheese USA, headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, a few months after its acquisition of Betin Inc., doing business as Montchevre, a Wisconsin-based goat cheese manufacturer and marketer. Through its Montchevre brand acquisition, Saputo Cheese USA

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Best in Class

The unique and creative Rogue River Blue from Rogue Creamery in Oregon won Best Cheese in the World at the World Cheese Competition held in Bergamo, Italy. It also is our Centerfold cheese, starting on page 26. This is an amazing cheese and all cheese lovers should strive to taste

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A Coveted Blue Rogue Creamery’s iconic Rogue River Blue Cheese recently achieved a monumental first for the American specialty and farmstead cheese industry: it won the coveted title of World Champion Cheese at the 2019 World Cheese Awards in Bergamo, Italy.

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Boonts Corners

First Cheese a Charm for Pennyroyal FarmThe corners was one of the original names of Boonville, the tiny Mendocino County, California enclave first located at the corner of Highways 128 and 253. Due to the small size of the town, one could easily miss it driving through the area. That is

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Basque Esquirrou


A Unique Ossau Iraty from SavenciaThere is a reason Esquirrou (pronounced ehs-keer-oo and meaning ‘bell’ in france’s béarnaise dialect) bested a record-breaking 3,402 entries from 26 countries in the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest, held in Madison, WI.

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St Pete's Select Blue Cheese

Caves of Faribault’s St. Pete’s Select

A Traditional Blue with a TwistNamed after the caves in which it is aged, St. Pete’s Select from Caves of Faribault in Faribault, MN, has quite a history behind it. It was 1936 when a series of 13 sandstone caves in Minnesota were commandeered by Felix Frederiksen for Blue cheese

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