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The Grey Barn and Farm

The Grey Barn and Farm

Photo Credits: Molly Glasgow The Grey Barn and Farm was founded in 2009 by Eric and Molly Glasgow on Martha’s Vineyard in Chilmark, Massachuset...

Saxelby Cheesemongers History and Mission

Saxelby Cheesemongers History and Mission

Saxelby Cheesemongers is New York City's first all-American cheese shop. Saxelby operates a retail shop in the Chelsea Market, ships cheese nationw...

Five Minute History of Women in Cheese

Five Minute History of Women in Cheese

The future (and past!) of cheese is female! Throughout history, women have played a crucial role in cheesemaking. From European cheesemaking tradit...

What is Bark-Wrapped Cheese?

What is Bark-Wrapped Cheese?

Anyone who has tried a bark-wrapped cheese knows there is something unforgettable about the aroma, texture, and flavor. And if you've never tried a...

Saxelby's Guide to Cheese and Chocolate Pairing

Saxelby's Guide to Cheese and Chocolate Pairing

Cheese and Chocolate are a fermented match made in heaven! On the surface these two foods seem quite different, but they share the magic of fermentation as a common root. Cheese is made from milk that is fermented and coagulated into curd, and chocolate is made from seeds that are fermented in their own pulp before being dried, ground, and transformed into bars of chocolate. 

What is Gouda Cheese?

What is Gouda Cheese?

Gouda, one of the world's most popular cheeses, has been made for close to 1,000 years in Holland, and is now made across the globe! Historical rec...

The Dreaded Cheese Nubs… How to Salvage and Repurpose Moldy Cheese

The Dreaded Cheese Nubs… How to Salvage and Repurpose Moldy Cheese

We’ve all been there. You go to the market, buy some cheese with the best of intentions, eat some of it, and then…. (insert suspenseful horror film...

How To Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

How To Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Making a perfect grilled cheese sandwich isn’t rocket science, but sourcing the right ingredients and following a few pro tips will go a long way t...

Grass Fed Butter is Better!

Grass Fed Butter is Better!

Grass fed butter and cheese is simply better. If you’ve tried grass fed butter or cheese, you know the taste is heads and shoulders above its comm...

Calderwood Cheese - A Behind The Scenes Tour of the Making of a Saxelby Cheesemongers Exclusive

Calderwood Cheese - A Behind The Scenes Tour of the Making of a Saxelby Cheesemongers Exclusive

For Saxelby Cheesemongers, there is no greater honor than being able to collaborate with our cheesemaker friends to create a brand new cheese! Cald...

How to Choose the Best Butter - A Quick Primer on Butter

How to Choose the Best Butter - A Quick Primer on Butter

Let’s face it. We all love butter. However, not all butters are created equal! The sourcing of the cream and the subsequent treatment of that cream...

What is a Bloomy Rind Cheese?

What is a Bloomy Rind Cheese?

Bloomy rind or mold-ripened cheese refers to a family of cheeses that have a white, velveteen exterior (which is also called a rind in cheese speak...

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