Big Block of Cheese Day 2016; All Puns, No Cheese?

January 12, 2016

As has become the tradition at the White House, the day after the State of the Union will once again be Big Block of Cheese Day. An Aaron Sorkin/West Wing-inspired throwback to the days of President Andrew Jackson, the event sadly no longer features an actual block of cheese but instead is a day during […]

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12 Days of Cheesemas!

December 24, 2015

Doing some last minute holiday shopping? Here’s our wishlist…. If you need a last-minute card for the special fromagaphile in your life, we’ve got a free downloadable version for you right here. If you haven’t heard, it’s a true Cheesemas miracle: Rush Creek Reserve from Uplands Cheese is BACK! After a one-year hiatus, it’s back in a limited […]

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And The Winners Are…

August 1, 2015

The 30th annual Academy of Cheese awards — technically the American Cheese Society Judging & Competition Awards, took place last night in Providence, Rhode Island. There were 355 ribbons awarded to the best of 1,779 cheeses entered from producers in North and South America. For the first time in competition history, the winner was a […]

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Ash is Good. 

July 31, 2015

At the American Cheese Society “Meet the Cheesemaker” last night, one trend caught my eye immediately — a fresh crop of Morbier-inspired cheeses with the signature striking ash line across the paste. True Morbier is a name-protected cheese which hails from its small namesake village in the Franche-Comté region. It was traditionally made to use […]

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ACS Cheese Camp 2015 Kicks Off in Providence RI

July 29, 2015

The 2015 American Cheese Society Conference & Competition kicks off in Providence, Rhode Island, tonight. Yours truly will be reporting live via the usual places (twitter – instagram – facebook) but I had to share a very important PSA for any readers in the area — Murray’s Cheese has brought a mobile cheese truck to […]

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Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day

April 16, 2015

Parmigiano-Reggiano, Comté, Roquefort — what do those famed cheeses have in common? Aside from being kings of the cheese world, they are all made with raw milk. New American icons Bayley Hazen, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, and Rogue River Blue? All raw milk cheeses as well. This Saturday, April 18, the Cheese of Choice Coalition and […]

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Super Blues and A Blueberry Chive Blue Cheese Ball #BigGameCheese

January 30, 2015

It’s here at last — the official weekend of cheese binging. (Others may refer to it as Super Bowl weekend.) And as is our tradition, we’re here to help you elevate your #BigGameCheese with real cheese. As fate would have it, both teams’ colors are blue this year, so we’ve got two Super Blues facing […]

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Cold Nights, Hot Cheese {News & Events}

January 21, 2015

Happy New Year, curd friends! We hope you’ve wrapped up those January juice cleanses and are refreshed and ready for a new year of cheese exploration. This week saw the official National Cheese Lovers’ Day (January 20), but for us it really is just the kick-off of a month of cheese lovin’ — I mean, […]

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12 Best Little Cheese Shops

December 18, 2014

The 12 Days of Cheesemas are here! And, there are just 12 shopping days before New Year’s Eve, the cheesiest night of the year. We’re highlighting today some of the best places to shop for your holiday cheeses — the independent cheese shops in your own backyard (we hope!). Sure, NYC may think of itself […]

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A Really Big Year for Vermont Creamery

December 9, 2014

As much as we’re obsessed with seeking out the freshest new cheeses to share here, there are certain favorites that tend to rotate across our cheeseboards with some frequency, particularly around the holidays. And no holiday cheeseboard would be complete without one of the little aged jewels from Vermont Creamery. Our friends at VC have […]

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