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If You're Feeling Depressed, Torch a Box of Camembert

True story: cheese solves a lot of problems, like hunger, or calcium deficiency, or the craving of cheese. So when you're hungover, or feeling empty inside, or even kind of horny, torch a little Cam.
Charlotte Kamin
11.3.17
Cheese

How a Techno Party Planner Found His Calling in Cheese

Two hearts beat in the breast of Clemens Castan: one for techno, one for cheese. After spending years organizing dance parties and slinging drinks, he realized that his other true passion lies with stinky, savory dairy.
Sarah Krobath
3.11.17
"magic cheese"

This Gooey Cheese Will Save Your Awkward Family Holiday Gathering

This mind-blowing stunner has a rind that you should pull back to reveal lactic perfection waiting to be dipped in to. There is, quite literally, nothing better in this world, unless you can imagine being dipped into a warm vat of chocolate pudding...
Charlotte Kamin
12.22.15
aged cheese

Getting Lost with Cheese in The Basque Country Is Like Taking Too Many Shrooms

I recently found myself in a small Basque village that felt like a cross between a sedated attraction at Disneyland and a really intense acid trip at a county fair, but the cheese was some of the best I've tasted.
Charlotte Kamin
10.18.15
Cheese

My Quest to Find the Holy Grail of Cheeses Wasn't Easy

Being violently hungover is a difficult way to start a road trip, but I set out on an adventure through the the Pyrenees to find some of the greatest cheeses in the world.
Charlotte Kamin
10.5.15
Cheese

America, Your Favorite Cheese Is Canadian

Last week at the American Cheese Society's annual competition, a Canadian cheesemaker took home "Best of Show" with a buttery wheel of blue. For shame, America!
Munchies Staff
8.5.15
Cheese

If You Ask Me, the Fancy Food Show Is a Fancy Shit Show

What started off as a food fair of sorts way back in the early 1900s—when exotic ingredients such as tiger and elephant were presented to the masses of newly “gourmet”-minded consumers—has devolved into a full-on circle jerk of industry folks flaunting...
Charlotte Kamin
6.24.15
Cheese

I Got Plastered at the Cheese Rave

Each year at the Cheesemonger Invitational, my colleagues come together to celebrate their knowledge of and love for all things dairy. But when the lights go out, it always deteriorates into a good old-fashioned bender.
Charlotte Kamin
5.22.15
Cheese

Australian Feta Tastes Like a Young Mel Gibson's Sweaty Chest

There's a certain Australian feta cheese that's stirring up addiction in the cheese world. Upon first bite—a high if you will—you will always strive to find again, like a shirtless Mel Gibson pre <i>The Man Without a Face</i>.
Charlotte Kamin
5.4.15
Cheese

How to Avoid Sounding Like an Idiot at the Cheese Counter

People are often worried about sounding like plebians at the cheese counter, but don't worry and don't clam up. You can tell me that the wheel of Pierre Robert tastes like butter, and I will understand.
Charlotte Kamin
4.6.15
Cheese

The Grandparents of the Cheese World Hold All the Secrets

Dealing with family during the holidays can make a rather rational person act like an excited 12-year-old. That's why we need affineurs—the grandparents of the cheese world—who have the wisdom to set us straight.
Charlotte Kamin
12.2.14
Cheese

Manchego Is the Product of a Sheep's Wet Dream

The fabled territory of La Mancha, Spain is not just the home of a psychedelic voyager and a bunch of windmills. Manchego, one of the most sought after sheep's cheeses in the world, comes from the wet dreams of wooly creatures that roam the hills of...
Charlotte Kamin
10.6.14