At the 2019 World Cheese Awards in Bergamo, Italy, something happened that had never happened before. More than 3,800 entries from 42 countries competed, and a Blue cheese that was produced by Rogue Creamery in Oregon, an American-produced cheese, Rogue River Blue, was named best in the world.Continue reading →
The dairy industry loves to talk about how happy cows make great milk or cheese, and the vegan community likes to make people believe that dairy cows are abused and unhappy slaves to modern agriculture. What is the truth?Continue reading →
Those of us who live in major urban areas, upscale suburbs and university towns are fortunate to find not only specialty cheese shops, but modern supermarkets filled with large assortments of both domestic and imported specialty cheeses.Continue reading →
The world is going tariff crazy! President Trump put tariffs on China, and they respond in kind. Recently, the news is filled with the decision to impose tariffs on Mexican tomatoes while “dumping” charges are investigated. In the background, the U.S. has won a World Trade Organization action declaring that Europe has been subsidizing large civilian aircraft and that these subsidies have had an adverse impact on the U.S. aircraft industry.
It’s like the world hit the refresh button. Everything is coming alive, babies are being born, daffodils and spring onions are peeping up through the soil that has been opened due to the freezing and thawing of winter months.
When we think of specialty cheese, we think of its accompaniments—wine, beer, fruit, jam and perhaps a platter of charcuterie—but the cheese itself is generally always served fresh and in its original form, served pure and simple.