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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 18:11

Freak the Funk

By Rachael Lucas

Stank bomb.  Beef loaf.  Pew puck.  Dookie disc.  Whatever you want to call it, washed rind (or smear-ripened) fromage epitomizes the distinction of stinky cheese. 

Monday, 22 April 2019 22:32

Tabula Rasa

By Rachael Lucas

In April, we stir into our vivacious spring selves. Seasonal grumps grow out of their glum funks, and lulled lazy winterers transcend their sopor.

Monday, 08 April 2019 12:51

Cheese Lady Goes to Romania

By Rachael Lucas

Romania kind of got the shaft. It is situated, strategically speaking, in a military sweet spot.

Monday, 25 February 2019 15:53

Don’t Be Sheepish

By Rachael Lucas

Sheep’s milk cheese is both my favorite and least favorite. When it is good, it’s superb, and when it’s off, it is, in a word, offensive.

Sunday, 20 January 2019 22:04

Get Behind the Rind

By Rachael Lucas

Husk. Coat. Bloom. I called it skin before I knew the appropriate term for that bizarre superstratum that exists on cheese.

Monday, 07 January 2019 14:05

Pining for Alpine Cheese

By Rachael Lucas

Hooray, it’s cold outside! Let's embrace the chill because during the winter months, cheese that gets devoured with fervor is that of the Alpine variety.

Monday, 24 December 2018 20:48

Adria, an Organoleptic Champion

by Rachael Lucas

Organoleptic is defined by Merriam Webster as “Being, affecting, or relating to qualities (as taste, color, odor, and feel) of a substance (as a food or drug) that stimulate the sense organs."

Monday, 26 November 2018 23:58

Blue, Bleu, Blau, Blu

By Rachael Lucas

I don’t trust people who say they don’t like cheese. I mean, who doesn’t eat cheese?

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:29

State Fair Announces Cheese Awards

TASTE News Service, May 15, 2018 – Many California cheese companies are getting it right and for the third straight year, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company has won Best of Show Cow's Milk Cheese.

pointreyes cheese Bay Blue

TASTE News Service May 13, 2016 - Winners have been announced for the 2016 California State Fair Commercial Cheese Competition. A panel of twelve qualified judges tasted and evaluated 169 California cheeses at Cal Expo on May 11, 2016.

The 34 California cheese companies who entered the competition range from small artisan producers, to international distributors with large-scale production, but for this competition, it’s all about the product.

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