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New Mexico

Artisan Goat Cheeses of New Mexico

With cheese from New Mexico, the environment makes the differenceExtreme diversity distinguishes the southwest from other U.S. Regions. I-40 (old Route 66) splits the Southwest into two distinct environments: the northern divide has cool climates, tall pines and mountainous terrain, for example, in Santa Fe and Flagstaff. The southern divide

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Richmond: Cheeses Abound in this Foodie-centric City

Take a tour of a region filled with history and traditionThe stately city of Richmond lies at the heart of Virginia’s agricultural region. Given that local chefs and food producers have access to the finest fresh ingredients, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the community of 220,000 is experiencing a renaissance in

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Cheeses Of The Beehive State

The quietly growing, deliciously quirky world of Utah cheese
There are plenty of things utah is known for: wacky liquor laws, hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics, superior dental hygiene à la the Osmond family, and phenomenal light-as-air powder widely proclaimed as “The Greatest Snow on Earth.”

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Euro Rivers

Cheeses Along The European Waterways

Take a delectable journey down the rivers of Austria, Germany and The NetherlandsEverywhere there is milk, there is cheese. The alchemy of an excellent cheese is well known: the skill of the cheesemaker, the species and diet of the milk source, even goût de terroir. Cheese tasting gives the traveler

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Lower Johnson Street

Victoria BC: Cheese in the Capital City

Discover the crowning cheese jewels in this scenic cityDoug Smith, co-owner and operations manager of Vancouver Island’s Natural Pastures Cheese Co., shares the perfect anecdote to illustrate the growth of Victoria, British Columbia’s cheese culture. “When we started at our local farmers market, we presented a Brie to people they

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Boston Ducks

Boston: In Bean Town, Cheese Reigns Supreme

Shops stand out in this city of foodiesIn Colonial times in Massachusetts, cheese was not on people’s radar. When they landed in Boston in 1630, the Pilgrims brought with them mainly beans and hardtack. The region is rich with history-making events; the Revolutionary War started in Lexington and Concord on

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Houston Skyline

Houston: A Visit to a Serious Food City

Discover this up-and-coming Southwest city’s ‘queso’ sceneThe folks in houston are serious about food, really serious. And the city, the fourth largest in the country, just received some long overdue recognition; Anthony Bourdain recently came to town to film an episode of his popular television show.

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Minneapolis — Hidden Cheese Gems In The Midwest

Wisconsin’s neighbor touts cheesy delights of its ownAs an internationally renowned heavyweight, Wisconsin is the Midwest’s undisputed champion of cheese. But don’t overlook its scrappy western neighbor. In Minneapolis, an urban creamery, a vibrant dining scene and bustling cheese shops put Minnesota on the cheese enthusiast’s map. True, winters can

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New Orleans

New Orleans — An Emerging Cheese City

Spice in the Big Easy It’s a rainy Wednesday night in New Orleans, and the cheese shop is packed. We’re here at St. James, a retailer located on the edge of the city’s business district, sandwiched between a surf-themed dive bar and slick, remodeled hotels. Inside the glassy front of

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Tuscany Il Forteto — A Cheese Lovers’ Paradise

A treasure trove of PecorinosTuscany, known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is a land of cultural traditions, stunning landscapes, museums and all things artistic. About 9,000 square miles with a population of 3.9 million, the capital is the romantic, charming city of Florence. With seven World Heritage Sites

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NYC Cheese plate

New York City

New York City The Big Apple is the perfect place to find any kind of cheese.Everybody knows that New York City is the great melting pot. When it comes to looking for cheese, the whole world is, quite literally, a subway ride away. Manhattan’s cheese sellers have some of the

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