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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
September 10, 2012
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Head north out of San Francisco and keep driving through the beautiful country of northern California. Your mind begins to relax as you ease your way through the rolling hills. The countryside begins to change to breathtakingly tall Redwood trees. The climate drops noticeably as mist and moss become a part of every view. The bustling towns and cities are nowhere to be found and the occasional roadside stops for fresh mushrooms or cold beer mark the miles. The drive provides a change of scene as you weave along the Eel River and a change of feeling begins internally.

May 19, 2012
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For the Kirkham family, even with modernization, tradition and love of the cheese remains the cornerstone of producing one of the tastiest cheeses in the UK.
April 14, 2012
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Lindsay Robison is on the global public relations team and manages the @wholefoodsPR Twitter handle. A foodie at heart, in her free time she loves to cook, eat, read food magazines and write in her food blog, Apron Adventures.

February 12, 2012
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Eating healthfully doesn’t have to mean giving up foods that you love, like cheese.
February 6, 2012
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While brothers Meteo and Andy Kehler were milking their own Ayershire cows to make cheese for Jasper Hill, they realized they might be able to help local farmers do the same thing.
January 29, 2012
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Made by the longest operating Cheddar producers in the world, Barber’s 1833 Traditional Farmhouse Cheddar has quite a history. Learn how they use original starter culture.
January 17, 2012
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Made by the longest operating Cheddar producers in the world, Barber’s 1833 Traditional Farmhouse Cheddar has quite a history. Learn how they use original starter culture.
December 13, 2011
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Looking for holiday cheese plate inspiration? Look no further! Plus, we’ve paired each cheese with a wine at an easy-to-swallow price.
November 19, 2011
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Our exclusive Isigny Ste. Mère Holiday Brie is back! Stop by the cheese counter at your local Whole Foods Market for a taste.
October 23, 2011
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Explore a bit of Europe and meet a few of our local partners through the eyes of Jodi Bart, the winner of our Foodie Fantasy Food Blogger Video Contest.
October 4, 2011
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Help us celebrate the American Cheese Society top picks for 2011 by snapping a photo of your favorite pairing with one of the winning cheeses. You might just become a winner yourself — of a Whole Foods Market gift card and all 10 cheeses.
September 6, 2011
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During September, we’ll be featuring Cowgirl Creamery Organic Mt. Tam in our stores. Try this luscious triple-cream cheese in these recipes.
September 1, 2011
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Cowgirl Creamery Organic Mt. Tam cheese is buttery, earthy, creamy and dreamy. Stop by for a taste!
May 5, 2011
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The origin of Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog is truly an American Goat Tale. Here’s the story of Mary Keehn, a pioneer of artisan goat cheese in the U.S.
April 17, 2011
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Ready for a Spring fling? Find out why The Wine Guys feel sure you’ll fall in love with the 2009 Bordeaux vintage.
April 7, 2011
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Stop by for our annual “crack-off” on April 16th. We’ll be simultaneously cracking into 372 85-pound wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano!
April 3, 2011
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In April, we are featuring Jasper Hill Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, a natural-rind traditional English-style cheddar that will simply amaze you. If you haven’t tried it, stop by for a sample!
March 27, 2011
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Looking for the perfect cheese and wine companions? Our global cheese buyer speaks French – cheese and wines, that is.
March 24, 2011
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What does Napoleon, a French cow called Montbeliarde and the Mountains of Jura have in common? Comté! Discover the celebrated ancient French cheese with our global cheese expert.
March 7, 2011
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Discover French cheeses to pair with our Bordeaux wines. Our global cheese expert tells why you should say oui to French cheese.
January 12, 2011
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Try a taste of cheddar with real culture! Our cheese expert shares the story behind an amazing cheese – 178 years in the making.
December 16, 2010
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Creamy, spicy, smooth – there’s a blue just right for everyone this holiday season. Our cheese guru reveals the mystery of what makes blue cheese blue.
December 4, 2010
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From easy to artisan, our cheese guru shares her combinations for a stellar cheese plate that will make you the star of the holiday party.
November 16, 2010
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From cheese to chutneys, crackers and beer, cranberries liven up just about everything for the holidays. Find out what unique cranberry specialties we’re tasting this season.
August 31, 2010
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If you guessed artisan cheeses, you'd be right! And you won't find them anywhere other than in our stores because award-winning artisan cheesemakers Sue Conley and Peggy Smith of Cowgirl Creamery and Mary Keehn of Cypress Grove developed these two exclusive cheeses to celebrate Whole Foods Market's Big 3-0. What a cool present!

February 2, 2010
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Updated 02/22/10- Our contest may be over, but there is always time to enjoy some Parmigiano Reggiano. Try the six winning recipes or pick from the thousand-plus contest entries in the comments below.

January 2, 2010
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Rogue Creamery is known for it's award-winning artisan cheeses such as "Rogue River Blue" that won "Best In Show" at the American Cheese Society's annual competition in 2009. Learn about the unusual path that co-owners Cary Bryant and David Gremmels traveled to become master cheesemakers.
November 7, 2009
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Learn about the art of the Affineur from a world-renowned master, Hervé Mons who discusses the business practices of Mansion Mons as well as their Tommes de Bois Noir goat's milk cheese.