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Casu Marzu: An Illegal Cheese

Those with a weak stomach may want to stop reading now, as there is an Italian cheese delicacy that is not for the faint of heart. In a past issue, Cheese Connoisseur detailed the making of Anthill cheese, chèvre topped with citrus-flavored ants originating from Australia. Italy’s Casu Marzu takes

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DEBUT OF A DAIRY DISPENSARY

Just by its name alone, one would assume the world’s first CBD Dispensary, created by the Tracy, CA-based California Milk Advisory Board, was a place to purchase a popular supplement extracted from the cannabis plant. But this CBD stands for California Based Dairy, and this pop-up dispensary featured cheese, ice

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Mac and Cheese Festival Expands

Mac and cheese lovers take note, there may be a festival near you where you can indulge in your favorite cheesy dish. The Mac and Cheese Festival, which debuted in Baltimore; Pittsburgh, PA; and Richmond, VA last year, is now expanding to two more cities in 2020. The event is

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The Debut of a Cheese-Laden Conveyor Belt

Mathew Carver, known for championing the best of British cheese, has upped the ante with Pick & Cheese, the world’s first cheese conveyer belt. This recently launched at the UK’s Seven Dials Market, the team behind street food organizer KERB.

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Cheese & The Sounds of Music

Does cheese taste differently when it’s sonicated with classical music versus hard rock? Do sound waves influence the metabolic process of cheese in such a way that the bioacoustic effects are palpable? The students at Germany’s College of Arts Bern and the cheese house K3 in Burgdorf wanted to find

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Crave Brothers' Giant Caprese Salad

A Caprese Salad for the Record Books

Crave Brothers’ Mozzarella was a main component in this Wisconsin masterpieceCelebrating fresh mozzarella and the season of fresh tomatoes, Chef Jason Dunn recently created what has been dubbed the World’s Largest Caprese Salad at Lewis Station Winery, in Lake Mills, WI.

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World's largest cheeseboard

A Record Breaker

The World’s Largest Cheeseboard Earns a Guinness World Record TitleThe Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW), formerly the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, in Madison, has officially set a new Guiness Book of World Records title by creating the world’s largest cheese board. This is not surprising, as Wisconsin produces 48 percent

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The Romance of Pit Cheese

The Romance of Pit Cheese

Celebrating Formaggio di Fossa di SoglianoSome cheeses have a history worth celebrating centuries later. One is Formaggio di Fossa di Sogliano, which is renowned and celebrated at the annual Pit Cheese Festival in Sogliano al Rubicone in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. Held on the last two Sundays in November and the

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Bubble Tea with Cheese

Tea With A Touch Of Cheese

Los Angeles’ Little Fluffy Head Café is dedicated to this Chinese treatWhen Jenny Zheng traveled to southern china two years ago, she witnessed the popularity of a beverage not commonly seen in the United States. “When I first heard of cheese tea, I had no idea what it was,” she

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Greg Hessel & Scottie Rivera

Pizza Fit For A Cheese Connoisseur

When Scottie Rivera, owner of Scotties Pizza Parlor in Portland, OR, set out to emulate a dish made famous by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters, he had no idea how much attention he’d attract during Portland Pizza Week.

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wine and cheese pairing graph

Wine & Cheese Pairing Redefined

An app and website provide perfect pairingsSearching for cheese options to serve with a nice merlot or pinot noir? There’s an app for that. A group of computer scientists and molecular biologists at the University of Toronto recently created a new app and website that is based on scientific technology

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