48 Feta Complete
Find the story of feta, past and present, plus tasting notes on the best, in this companion piece to our cover story.
By Matthew Rubiner
56 From Pickled to Plated
Feta’s briny flavor and lasting texture make it an all-purpose ingredient for a range of recipes.
By Jacqueline Plant and Tenaya Darlington
62 Appalachian Appellation
On Bonnie Blue Farm in Tennessee, a couple perfects a Pyrénées-style tomme and redefines local flavor.
By Carrington Fox
70 Baby Boon
Guaranteed to crack a smile, this issue’s photo essay offers a remarkable viewing of nature’s newborns.
Photography by Sharon Montrose
78 Comté Connections
The Jura’s famed alpine cheese weaves a trail from farmers to fruitières and underground affineurs.
By Stephanie Skinner
86 Norse Discovery
A search for Norway’s cheese experience leads across fjords, farms, and historical records.
By Elaine Khosrova
39 A Chef’s Dish
Colorado chef and cheesemaker Alex Seidel raises crops, sheep, and expectations.
46 A Cheese Plate
A Chicago monger handpicks a quartet of favorite cheeses for spring.
24 Beer With Cheese
France’s farmhouse beer, bière de garde, inspires imitation among U.S. brewers.
94 Wine With Cheese
Madeira wine’s capricious sweetness makes for playful cheese pairings.
27 Urban Excursion
Walk your way to dairy discoveries on the streets of Providence, Rhode Island.
108 What’s In Store
A peek inside a London shop where there’s nothing between the customer and the cheese.
35 Farm Animal
The Ayrshire cow has many distinctions, including its connection to royalty.
A longtime distributor, Kathleen Shannon Finn, gives her well-earned perspective.
105 Cheese IQ
When, why, and how did the color orange come to define cheese types?
69 Centerfold Club
Join the club and receive limited edition cheeses and accompaniments,
starting with this issue’s centerfold, Tanasi Tomme and hazelnut
Dairy and its animals are the theme for fun sets of stationery. Write on.
115 Retailer Directory
Find your closest cheese fix with culture’s of 600-plus retailers.
97 Home Maker
Make your own crème fraîche
101 Burn This
Create a simple smoker for cheese
22 Ask The Cheesemonger
What makes a cheese kosher? How does a cheese newbie learn what’s what?
A piece of cheese can trigger different sentiments in the same family.
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• Feta Complete
• From Pickled to Plated
• Appalachian Appellation
• Comté Connections