How a Tarentaise cheese swept the show

Americans love cheese. We eat roughly 37 pounds of it every year. At this year’s American Cheese Society conference in Denver, judges assessed a record 2,024 products to determine which one rose to the top. Our contributor Simran Sethi shares her report on the big cheese.

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Food for thought: A kosher slaughter

Even if you eat kosher meat, you probably haven’t seen an animal slaughtered first-hand using kosher methods. The Jewish Initiative for Animals organizes public demonstrations of the process to get eaters thinking about kosher food traditions and animal welfare. Contributor Sam Brasch files this field report from the Hazon Food Conference in Connecticut.

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