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The story behind our Parmigiano-Reggiano

Byron Hanson, director of food service and bakery
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

There’s only ONE Parmigiano-Reggiano. Widely regarded as one of, if not the best cheese in the world, it’s known as the “King of Cheese.” We’re delighted to be able to bring you this cheese from Italy as part of our Lunds & Byerlys private label!

Giving Cheese a Sweet Side


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cheddar cheese with apple pie is an American classic, but why? Laura Werlin, author of several books, including The All American Cheese and Wine Book and Cheese Essentials, noted that the habit of pairing savory cheese with sweet accompaniments like jams, honeys, or chutneys gives you the classic savory and sweet contrast that people love in dishes such as ham with pineapple or duck with orange sauce.

Want to try this for yourself? You don’t want to just plop a dab of the same jelly you use on toast atop cheese; there are a few guidelines you’ll want to keep in mind.

How I became a Certified Cheese Professional

Liz Nerud, cheese specialist at Lunds Central
Thursday, October 10, 2013

I happen to be lucky enough to work for a company that holds passionate expertise as one of its core values. We take it pretty seriously, too. This past year has taken me on a journey designed to implement that very value; I became a Certified Cheese Professional through the American Cheese Society!

About 30 years ago, the American Cheese Society (ACS) was formed to provide a forum for the development of American artisan cheeses, taking fine European traditions and creating unique American specialties. As you shop your favorite Lunds or Byerly’s, even a quick perusal of our specialty cheese counters will prove to you the success of this venture. Our cheese education program has progressed leaps and bounds over the past years, due in no small part to the efforts of the ACS. It’s kind of a big deal.

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Women cheesemakers – trailblazers in the cheese industry

Alicia Baldwin, Byerly’s St. Louis Park cheese specialist
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cheese making has an extensive history, dating back thousands of years. Cheese was mentioned in Greek mythology, images were carved on Egyptian tombs, and documentation of its widespread existence throughout the Roman Empire was well recorded.



The most common story of cheese origin, but by no means the only, is accidental discovery. Back in the day, milk was transported in shepherds’ pouches made from the lining of calf stomachs. Rennet, an enzyme found in the lining, caused the transported milk to curdle and separate into curds and whey. Upon this discovery, the beginning of cheese history was formed.

Tap into Spanish Tapas

Merritt Steidl, deli category analyst
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

If you love snacking, socializing and sipping on wine, tapas are right up your alley! Tapas are small plates of food, traditional to Spain, that are served before either lunch or dinner. These plates typically have unique flavor combinations and are different than appetizers because they’re much smaller, so your group is able to sample many foods at a time. Tapas are shared in a casual environment and paired with a glass of beer or wine.

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It was created with a simple goal in mind: to provide you with a heaping scoop of mealtime inspiration and food education from our passionate and knowledgeable staff. Our contributors come from every corner of our company and are truly experts in their field.

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