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HOOKED ON CHEESE: The Evolution of American Original Cheese

I’ve been in the cheese business long enough to observe a huge shift in what “American original cheese” means. I can remember a time when the only American cheese (technically, “cheese product”) was Kraft Singles; today, many world-renowned cheeses are American originals.

Hooked on Cheese: Hangover Comfort Cheeses

We’re smack-dab in the middle of holiday party season and odds are there may be some over-imbibing in your near future – that is, if there hasn’t been already. Going overboard during the winter months happens to the best of us, myself included. Though I’d never claim to be able to cure a hangover, I do… Read more »


We’ve finally reached the holiday season, when office parties, family gatherings, and friend-filled celebrations abound. Being “The Cheese Guy,” I bring cheese to most parties I attend throughout the year, but in the cold winter months I’ve found that cheese is particularly welcome at any shindig.

Hooked on Cheese: Five Completely Wild Cheese Pairings

This is part two of a series on cheese pairings. For part one, click here.   I eat cheese nearly every day, so you’d better believe I’ve paired it with countless accompaniments over the years. There are loads of standard items: honey, fresh fruit, crackers, nuts, etc. These are terrific options in that they’re versatile enough… Read more »

Hooked on Cheese: A Week’s Worth of Pairings

What defines a great cheese pairing? There are endless possibilities, but truly unique unions are often hard to come by. Yes, we’ve all had blue cheese with walnuts and brie with water crackers, but isn’t there anything beyond?   Last week I was fortunate to have three fantastic pairing experiences, each one distinct and incredibly… Read more »