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American Cheese

This Cheese-Stuffed Juicy Lucy Burger Lives Up to Its Name

If you're honoring National Cheeseburger Day on September 18—or just hungry for a cheesy burger any time—you can't do better than a Juicy Lucy. Invented somewhere in Minnesota (exact origins continue...
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Relationships Helped Cheesemakers Through Pandemic

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

At the recent American Cheese Society virtual conference, data and observations on how the specialty cheese industry fared during the pandemic were shared. Please remember to support local chees...

How to make a California classic cheese bouquet

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

By Jessica Lawrenze, courtesy of the California Milk Advisory Board.

The United States- Where good cheese goes to die

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by Simon Majumdar 20 years ago

having spent most of the last month in the US ( both East and West coasts ) I was amazed at how incredibly difficult it was to find cheese that could be counted as even close to edible either in ma...

Grilled Cheese Collection + Zoom Cook-Off, April 16th, 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"April is Grilled Cheese Month and we’ve found a great way to celebrate with some of our favorite Bay Area Chefs! Join us on Zoom for a Grilled Cheese Cook-Off featuring San Francisco Chefs and Re...

Artisan cheese collections selected by Straus Home Ranch

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by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

While many places are opening up again, those planning to stay at home a bit longer might want to check out the California farmstead cheese collections curated by the Straus family. Shipping is inc...

"Good" American Cheese-Does it exist?

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by Shann 11 years ago

I've slowly come around to eating good cheese; I get the good parm not the shaker kind and eat more of the Vermont artisanal cheese than I used to. But I admit it, I love american cheese for g...

12/3 Cheese Chat with Reggie Jones of Central Coast Creamery (Zoom)

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by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

" Join us for a fun and informative discussion with Reggie Jones of Central Coast Creamery. We will discuss their award-winning products, seasonal offerings, and more! Bring any questions you may h...

Amid calls for boycott, Costco removes Palmetto Cheese from 120 of its stores

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A sign in front of the remaining Palmetto Cheese products at the Myrtle Beach Costco location: “The * (asterisk) on this sign means that these 2 items are discontinued and will not be re-ordered...

Wisconsin cheese demand in volatile times

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This newsletter from the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association has some interesting observations on the shifts in demand at the food service and consumer level and the resulting price volatility. Due...

California Cheesemakers' Select Cheese Box Debuts in Support of California Artisan Cheesemakers

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The California Cheesemakers' Select box will feature a different selection of four artisanal cow's milk cheeses, sized 5-8 oz. each, every month on the https://californiacheesebox.com/ webs...

Amish Cheese Maker Moves To Online Sales — Without The Internet

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Daniel Byler started a recent Friday morning by packaging online orders of Camembert, cheddar and other cheeses scheduled for customer pick-up at the local farmers market the following day. But un...

Cheese prices hit record high just weeks after hitting nearly 20-year lows

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Each trading day at 11 a.m. Chicago time, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange operates a 10-minute session in which buyers and sellers — typically large dairy food cooperatives, cheese producer...

Cheese o'Clock guided virtual tastings with Janet Fletcher & Laura Werlin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A four-part series of guided virtual tastings of cheese with selected wines led by Janet Fletcher and Laura Werlin, two of the most knowledgeable cheese educators, to celebrate American Cheese Mont...

Franklin's Teleme Cheese is in trouble

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Peluso’s troubles began when his creamery landlord experienced a series of financial blows in quick succession—'a perfect storm,' says Peluso. The landlord stopped repairing the creamery eq...

Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery | Sonoma County

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Sunday's almost-Spring mild temperature and blue skies inspired a drive to the Sonoma Coast. Lots of other people had the same idea and the tiny hamlet of Valley Ford was booming with visitors. Ope...

Patty's Original Cheese Zombies | Concord

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A couple years ago, proximity to Patty's Original Cheese Zombies in Concord while in the far East Bay for another matter was my chance to check out the beloved fast food treat invented by the Mount...

Artisan Cheese In The New Decade

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . First, and happily, the beloved Laura Chenel brand had gotten a new cheese maker and some serious support for simply and significantly better offerings. The standard bearer Fresh Cheve has ...

Whole Foods '12 Days of Cheese', Dec 12-23

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"... Whole Foods agrees, and just announced they're bringing back their annual “12 Days of Cheese” special. Each day, starting December 12 (and ending December 23), nationwide Whole Foods shoppers ...