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Hooked on Cheese: The Truth About Listeria & Raw Milk Cheese

Recently, a certain artisan cheese made headlines when it caused the deaths of two people and sickened several more due to contamination from listeria bacteria. This is a tragic incident – for those who lost loved ones in such a sudden and unexpected way, of course, but for the creamery as well. Much was made of the tainted cheese… Read more »


Hooked on Cheese: The Cheeses of London

Last week I went on a business trip to the UK to meet with Ann-Marie Dyas and John Siddall of The Fine Cheese Co., the eminent maturer, wholesaler, retailer, and exporter of British cheeses. Founded and based in Bath, England, The Fine Cheese Co.’s cheese shops ­– one in Bath, and a second that recently opened… Read more »


Hooked on Cheese: An Oregon Love Story

Last Saturday evening, I trekked through the bitter cold down to the Lower East Side so I could meet up with my dear, perennially busy friend MJ. To lift my sprits – which, at that point, were frozen to the bone – MJ decided we should treat ourselves to some cheese and wine (which, to… Read more »


Hooked on Cheese: Dining Out on American Artisan Cheese

These days, my work often takes me to Baltimore, a city whose food culture I’ve gotten to know well over the past few years. There are so many restaurants that impress me in Charm City; this week alone, I discovered two innovative places. What stood out about both was how their menus made creative use… Read more »


Hooked on Cheese: Raymond Hook’s 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show Finds

The annual Winter Fancy Food Show took place January 22-24, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Our resident cheese expert Raymond Hook spent these three days perusing more than 80,000 specialty food items on display. Here’s a list of his five favorite items from the show. Keep an eye out for these innovative products as they hit the… Read more »