May 4, 2023

A Cheese Monger Abroad: Tasting Notes from New Zealand

by Katie Glaudell While Aotearoa New Zealand’s landscape of volcanoes, glaciers, and mossy rainforests stands in sharp contrast to the Midwest, when I took a trip there last month with a friend, I found myself looking upon some familiar scenes: long stretches of rural highway, and pastures upon pastures of cows and sheep. Agriculture is New Zealand’s largest industry, and […]
May 3, 2023

Soul-Warming Cheeses & Seasonal Traditions

by Katie Glaudell Every year in December, I love asking people about the holiday traditions they enjoy with their family. The American Melting Pot never disappoints with the variety of answers–for example, my dad’s family makes baked mac ‘n cheese, Swedish meatballs, and Norwegian flaming gløgg on Christmas Eve, while my mom’s Italian American family eats homemade ravioli and braciole. […]
May 3, 2023

Traveling with Cheese

by Katie Glaudell Marché offers incredible cheeses from Europe’s best dairies in France, Spain, the Netherlands, and beyond. If you’re planning to visit any of these cheese-minded paradises this holiday season, you might be fantasizing about loading up your suitcase with mouthwatering wedges and wheels directly from the motherland. But which cheeses can and can’t make it back through customs? […]