Cheese Coalition Members Win Big at the United States Championship Cheese Contest

Cheese Coalition Members Win Big at the United States Championship Cheese Contest

Last week, from March 7th-9th, was the biannual United States Championship Cheese Contest. This year’s contest was the most entered to date with a record setting 2,303 entries! Held at Lambeu Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin; the 2017 USCC featured several of our member cheesemakers’ delicious cheeses bringing home 21 total awards across their respective categories!

Learn to Make Cheese at Home — No Cow or Goat Required

Learn to Make Cheese at Home — No Cow or Goat Required

Homesteaders-to-be will learn the arts of brewing beer, cultivating mushrooms, preserving herbs, preparing broths, and...drumroll please...making cheese at home — no cow, goat or sheep needed! Adam Shutes, owner of the Boston Cheese Cellar in Roslindale, Mass., will lead the cheese-making portion of the festival. The OCC connected with Adam to learn more about his love affair with cheese and cheese-making.

Eat cheese for your health this holiday season

Eat cheese for your health this holiday season

With high rates of obesity, it is estimated that 45 million people in the United States alone are dieting every year. Many of today’s popular diets cut out specific foods or food groups. Dairy is oftentimes one of the first foods eliminated when wanting to lose weight. Even though cheese and dairy are important sources of essential vitamins and minerals, dieters tend to demonize it because it can be high in fat and calories.

Cheese for the novice?

Cheese for the novice?

How is it possible that most of us are so intimidated when we approach the cheese counter at our local supermarket, when we have been eating cheese for all of our lifes? Probably, the mystification either comes from a growing selection of cheeses from far and more diverse places; or from the many news reports and opinions saying that the cheese we eat is not healthy. Talk about making grocery shopping a complicated and stressful journey. Here at Oldways, we love good traditional food, but the most important thing for us is to empower you with information to make you choose the best food for your lifestyle. Lets get some basic information first and then on to some serious recommendations.