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How Parmigiano-Reggiano Gets its Crunch

Is there anything better than biting into a piece of hard cheese and encountering those crunchy, crystalline bits scattered throughout?  Crackly crunch is one of the best things about Parmigiano-Reggiano (a cheese with no shortage of wonderful attributes), and it is one of the descriptors we hear most frequently from shoppers scouting for Gouda.  These Continue Reading »

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The Gouda the Dutch Eat: Boerenkaas

My first experience was with the industrial variety but, working as a cheesemonger, I have been introduced to a whole different world of Gouda, the kind of Gouda that the Dutch generally keep for themselves: Boerenkaas. Literally, Boerenkaas translates to “farmer’s cheese.”