October 27, 2023

Halloween Candy + Cheese: The Magic of Food Pairings

by Katie Glaudell Halloween isn’t just for kids, and grocery store candy can be gourmet. Here’s how to pair your Trick-or-Treat haul with artisan cheese and elevate a sugar fest into a grown-up snacking experience! The Principles of Pairing Pairing Candy with Cheese So with these basic principles in mind, pairing your leftover Halloween candy with cheese isn’t such a […]
July 13, 2023

The Cheesemonger Invitational – a.k.a. the “Cheese Olympics”

by Katie Glaudell feat. Molly Hess What is the Cheesemonger Invitational? Called CMI for short, the Cheesemonger Invitational is a U.S.-based multi-day conference and competition hosted twice a year–usually in New York and San Francisco–by artisan importer Maker to Monger. Founded in 2010 and sponsored by a variety of organizations, from European dairies like Isigny Ste-Mère to domestic interest groups […]
June 16, 2023

Gorgonzola, June 16th, & Ulysses

by Katie Glaudell Did you know that Gorgonzola cheese has a starring role in one of the greatest novels ever written? On June 16th, 1904, Mr. Leopold Bloom, protagonist of Ulysses, walks into a pub in Dublin and orders a Gorgonzola sandwich and a glass of red Burgundy wine for lunch. As he mulls over the sensory pleasures of the […]
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 […]