Mozzarella Company Named to Food and Wine’s Best Cheese List

Pardon the pun, but you could say that everyone at Paula Lambert’s Mozzarella Company is feeling pretty cheesed with themselves these days.

The longtime Dallas favorite for local cheese was recently named in Food and Wine magazine’s “Best Cheese in America” list, celebrating the top 50 cheesemakers in the country.

Paula Lambert

The magazine said that “no creamery was too large or too small to elude consideration,” examining both the large supermarket cheeses to the small batches of local creameries.

“Roughly 30 states are represented, which is extremely exciting, when you think about how things were even a decade ago — imagine where we could be in another ten years,” the article pointed out.

When it comes to the Mozzarella Company, the magazine had this to say:

“Picture it: Tomato season in North Texas. If you’re eating something else besides caprese salads made with Paula Lambert’s mozzarella, can we ask why? At it since the early 1980s, Lambert started out in a tiny Dallas storefront, growing her operation to become one of the finest and most versatile sources for cheese in the Lone Star State, from spreadable, Banon-style goat cheese aged in aromatic hoja santa leaves to queso menonita, the semi-soft, typically Chihuahua-made favorite that’s a staple of Mexican cheese culture.”

See who else made the cut here.

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Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, former Digital Editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including first place for her tornado coverage from the National Newspapers Association's 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Education Writers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the News Leaders Association, the News Product Alliance, and the Online News Association. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy.

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