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Breaking Barriers with Cheese

As summer comes to an end in America, we move into the fall holidays, notably Thanksgiving, but on even years, such as 2022, we also move into election season. And this year emotions will be running high. The Senate is exactly evenly divided at 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats, with

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Cheese’s Link to Human Engagement

With war in Ukraine, transportation hold-ups around the world affecting supply, pandemic concerns fading as inflation concerns become pronounced—these are stressful times, yet, perhaps, an ideal time for specialty cheese. Crazy as it sounds, high-quality cheeses can be the perfect balm for stressful times. These can be pricey, that is

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Getting Re-engaged With The World

It doesn’t seem very likely that the world will be free of COVID anytime soon. But between vaccines and more mild variants, it seems as though the world has just decided to re-engage. For most, it’s a sense that even if it were possible to live in confinement, that is

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Cheese Offers An Indulgence That’s Needed Today

It seems like just yesterday when COVID-19 was the overwhelming problem of the world. Then a few things happened. First, the vaccines came, severely reducing hospitalization and deaths. Then the Omicron variant became dominant, transmitting easily, but not causing as much in the way of serious illness. There seemed to

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The Changing Dynamics
of Modern Life

The events of the last 20 months are leading to a new family dynamic, one of returning to older values, based not as much on lower incomes, but on a reevaluation of family values. The COVID statistics are staggering, as are the implications. In the United States, over 750,00 people

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The Blessings of Cheese

Another COVID variant, more fears, more worries… and yet. Perhaps what we have all learned is our enormous ability to adapt and succeed. Some of this is technological — we now have Teams and Zoom… some of it is medical — how quickly we developed vaccines and medicines… some of

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The Cheeses of Our Lives

Having been raised in a lower economic region in the state of Kentucky, I count myself truly blessed that I have been able to rise up and travel to many countries and see other cultures from around the world. In fact, my first taste of cheese was most likely that

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Life Must Go On

One of the beauties of cheese is that it is quite portable and can be eaten at almost any occasion or place and alone as a snack or at night before heading off to bed. Yet, it is also true that specialty cheese is so often the centerpiece of a

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Jim Prevor

Life Must Go On

One of the beauties of cheese is that it is quite portable and can be eaten at almost any occasion or place and alone as a snack or at night before heading off to bed. Yet, it is also true that specialty cheese is so often the centerpiece of a great party.

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Jim Prevor

Get Ready for the Big Bang!

Specialty cheese has faced a kind of one-, two-, three-punch during the pandemic.  On the retail side, demand was depressed because an awful lot of specialty cheese is used for home entertaining, such as making a cheese platter to present when guests are coming over, or putting out individual cheeses

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Jim Prevor

How We’ll Eat Cheese After COVID

It looks like the COVID vaccine is rapidly rolling out across America. The details are still a bit hazy, but it appears that the vaccines are very successful, and combined with immunity from people who have already had COVID, we are seeing fatality, hospitalization and illness levels collapse. In turn,

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