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A Beginner’s Guide to Cheese Tasting Notes

A “turophile” is someone who is a cheese expert — connoisseur of cheese to be exact. In practice, turophiles are able to taste a cheese, extract certain flavors, and determine what kind of cheese notes they are tasting through intuition (and years of practice). Sounds impressive and a bit intimidating, right?

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All of Your Vegetarian Cheese Questions, Answered

Believe it or not, selecting that mouth-watering, meatless macaroni and cheese dish on the menu doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve chosen a vegetarian option. It might feel like a no-brainer, but the concept of vegetarianism has evolved to reflect much more than just abstaining from meat.

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The Best Cheeses to Sprinkle on Your Next Pizza

When you’re at home making your own pizza, it seems like a no-brainer to sprinkle it with mozzarella cheese, right? It is the agreed upon best cheese for pizza, after all. And although mozzarella tastes delicious, when you are your own pizza chef you might as well shake things up a bit and try out something new.

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Post-Pandemic Party Planning: How to Pair Your Cheese and Drink

2020 was a long and stressful year, to say the least. As we look forward to something that resembles normalcy, cheese lovers everywhere are excited to be able to enjoy in-person parties with friends and family once it’s safe again (or virtual parties while it’s not!).

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How to Put Together A Delicious and Simple Charcuterie Board

We’ve all seen pictures of elaborate charcuterie boards online (hello Pinterest and food bloggers!). These deliciously arranged boards that are often curated for professional websites, and maybe even your best friend’s Instagram, can make the idea of creating your own feel intimidating.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Parmesan Cheese

Parmesan cheese is incredibly versatile and irrefutably delicious — most of us know that. It’s tasty on its own, or when tossed into your favorite pasta dish. While this popular household cheese has been around for hundreds of years and is likely sitting in your fridge in some form or another, there’s a lot you may not know about it.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Asiago Cheese

Much like our Italian counterpart, Parmesan, Asiago cheese belongs to the coveted DOP, or the Denominazione di Origine Protetta. While this particular style may be harder to find, there is no need to worry. Our favorite savory cheese is available in many (and we mean many) different varieties.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Freezing Cheese

We all know that cheese is superior among most foods, and is definitely top-tier among dairy products. But like all great things in this world, cheese is not built to last. You may have heard that, due to its highly perishable nature, cheese should typically be enjoyed shortly after opening it.

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Is Parmesan Cheese Lactose Free?

If you are lactose intolerant, you may have heard the rumor that Parmesan cheese is lactose free, making it safe for you to eat. We’re here to deliver the good news that the rumors are true! Or rather, it is true that Parmesan contains such a low amount of lactose it does not usually affect those who are lactose intolerant.

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10 Red Wine and Cheese Pairings for Your Holiday Celebration

Looking for ways to improve your next holiday celebration? With the holidays fast approaching, many people want to ensure that they and their guests can easily unwind and have a good time. What better way to do that than with some great wine and cheese pairings?

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What is Rennet, and Why is it in Your Cheese?

Those new to the cheese scene may have heard the term ‘rennet’ without fully understanding what it means. Many myths and misconceptions about rennet are out there, but today we are going to cover some of the most common ones. So what really is rennet, why is it in your cheese, what’s true, and what’s not? Let’s take a closer look.

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Cheese More Confidently with Our New Cello Cheese Chat Feature

Picture this: You just moved into a new apartment and are having a few friends over for a housewarming party. There’s no better crowd-pleasing appetizer than a cheese platter, so you head to the grocery store to pick out some cheese and charcuterie.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Cheese Rinds (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

Cheese is one of the most versatile foods for every dish, from breakfast to lunch, dinner, or dessert. As commonplace as cheese is though, there are still some aspects of it that feel mysterious. From the creation process to the classification, even the most sophisticated self-proclaimed cheese experts can have a lot of questions.

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Our Top Tips for Pairing Beer and Cheese

As the popularity of craft beer continues to rise, wine has some competition for cheese’s favorite companion. More and more beer types and flavors are being produced and perfected in various regions of the world, opening up the possibilities for beer and cheese pairings. There’s freedom in finding the flavors you love and matching beer […]

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The Truth About Eating Cheese Safely During Pregnancy

The list of foods and drinks you shouldn’t consume while pregnant is longer than most people realize. Alcohol, lunch meat, sushi, and excessive caffeine are the widely known ones to avoid, but the dos and don’ts of eating your favorite cheese while pregnant is a little bit trickier. Listeriosis (the illness you can get from […]

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Tips for Cooking With an Italian Cheese Blend

You might be wondering why you would even want an Italian cheese blend rather than just one type of cheese. Our question is, why wouldn’t you? The beauty of combining multiple Italian cheese types creates endless possibilities for both palate and purpose.

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Parmigiano, Romano, and Parmesan: What’s the Difference?

One of the most overwhelming parts of the cheese selection process is deciphering the differences between the plethora of cheese types available at the store.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fontal Cheese

At Cello, we like to refer to Fontal as one of our best-kept cheese secrets. This cheese is delicately hand-crafted, carefully shelf-cured, made with cow’s milk, and ready to hit your table in many forms.

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7 White Wine and Cheese Pairings for Your Next Gathering

Nothing says summer like chilled white wine and a beautiful cheese board. But when you head to the specialty cheese aisle in your nearest grocery store, how do you know which cheese to select? Once you’ve picked your favorite cheese, how do you know.

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