Learning to Love the Stink

Food

Fatten Yourself with Cheese to Survive Winter

Winter becomes the abysmal frozen hell that makes all humans edgy and bitter. So what can get you through these winter months? Besides the obvious combo of Xanax and marathon-watching 'Stranger Things 2', eating cheese helps a lot.
Charlotte Kamin
12.17.17
Cheese

You Don't Know Shite About Irish Cheese

If one thing is true about the Irish, it’s that they are creative, driven, and all-around badasses. The Emerald Isle's artisanal cheese movement is a testament to that.
Charlotte Kamin
9.5.17
Cheese

Hot Summers Are the Perfect Time for Eating Stinky Cheese

Sometimes it's too fucking hot to turn on a stove or exist inside an apartment. And when faced with the bursting farmers markets and the overwhelming selections at the nearest cheese counter, sometimes, less is more, and simple is good.
Charlotte Kamin
8.26.16
Cheese

Australian Feta Tastes Like a Young Mel Gibson's Sweaty Chest

There's a certain Australian feta cheese that's stirring up addiction in the cheese world. Upon first bite—a high if you will—you will always strive to find again, like a shirtless Mel Gibson pre <i>The Man Without a Face</i>.
Charlotte Kamin
5.4.15
Cheese

How to Avoid Sounding Like an Idiot at the Cheese Counter

People are often worried about sounding like plebians at the cheese counter, but don't worry and don't clam up. You can tell me that the wheel of Pierre Robert tastes like butter, and I will understand.
Charlotte Kamin
4.6.15
Cheese

How America Dumbed Down Munster and Then Elevated It Again

In the US, it's a boring deli cheese, but Munster's European ancestor is a pungent-smelling, gooey-centered, smear-rinded wonder that stinks up the fridge and leaves the fingers stained with a scent of moldy yeast that recalls the aroma of a street...
Charlotte Kamin
2.16.15
Cheese

Orange Cheese Is Not the New Black

The next time you see that apricot-hued slice of cheese melting atop a gas-infused “beef” patty, just remember: it might taste good, but the whole thing is a goddamn lie.
Charlotte Kamin
2.3.15
Hangover

Cheese Is Your Hangover's Best Friend

Hangovers are the worst. The next time you awake to the pulsing pain of too many libations, skip over the fried fish sandwich that will inevitably make you hurl, and pull out a chunk of cheese to nibble the nausea away.
Charlotte Kamin
1.19.15
Cheese

Hedonism Is a Flavor Best Found in Raclette Cheese

Raclette cheese is the thing that makes grown French men weep tears of joy. It melts better than an entire cast of reality TV stars standing too close to direct heat. More importantly, it's the best indulgent mess any hedonist can enjoy, better than a...
Charlotte Kamin
8.1.14
Cheese

I Got Fogged Up on Humboldt Cheese

Humbolt Fog is the most coveted goat's milk tomme to come out of the Emerald Triangle, the lush landscape of northern California. It’s that dank, citrusy, velvety treat that melts in your mouth faster than a hit of E at a Spiritualized concert.
Charlotte Kamin
5.15.14
Cheese

Alpine Kind of High

Alpine style is the OG of cheese genres. It sounds like some sort of kinky sex move that involves one too many right angles, but it’s far more than just some dairy squeezed fresh from the mountainside.
Charlotte Kamin
4.24.14