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5 Practical Pairings For Our Delicious CheeseCrisps

When you want a savory bite size snack with a crunch, choose John Wm. Macy's CheeseCrisps. This bite-sized treat is good for snacking while reading your favorite book or even for enjoying them with coffee, or tea. For an…more

3 Perfect Pairings To Satisfy Your SweetSticks Cravings

After a dinner party, serve your guest's something both sweet and savory, John Wm. Macy's SweetSticks. They are delicious straight out of the package or baked into a great dessert. They're even great to have around for a late…more

5 Delicious John Wm. Macy's CheeseSticks Flavors & Pairings

John Wm. Macy's CheeseSticks come in several different flavors. Whether you’re in the mood for a savory snack, something to pair with a good wine, or something you can dip, there's a flavor for you. These snacks are made with…more

John Wm. Macy's Family Bakery - A Brief History

When you need that savory sourdough crunch, the first thing that comes to mind is John Wm. Macy's CheeseSticks. Whether you snack on the go, with a glass of wine or use these tasty treats in your favorite recipes, you can't…more

4 Fascinating Things You Wouldn’t Expect Cheese To Do

Cheese, where would the world be without it? Whether you love plastic-wrapped American cheese or prefer an artisan Stilton, everyone knows cheese makes life better. Even for most ardent turophile (a connoisseur of cheese --…more

Jarlsberg Cheese: Everything You Need to Know

Jarlsberg has been described as a solid substitute for Swiss cheese, but this hole-y Norwegian cheese has a texture, flavor, and consistency that makes it stand out on its own as a solid snacking option, wonderful addition to…more

Amazing Masterpieces Made From Cheese

While this new phenomenon might not be exactly the same as Michelangelo chiseling a block of marble to find his David, individuals around the world are starting to chip away at blocks of cheese to find their masterpieces…more

Have a Happy Tummy and Enjoy a Hearty Handful of these Cheeses that Begin with “H”

Most people have heard of Havarti cheese. But, did you know that there are many other cheeses that also begin with the letter “H”? The next time you feel like snacking on some delicious cheese, consider working your way…more

Learn About the Many Different Cheese Tools

If you are a lover of cheese, you need to use the right tools with it. There are many different kinds of knives as well as other tools that are all designed to help make your cheese experience excellent. There are so many…more

Facts About American Cheese

Hello, cheese lovers! The Fourth of July is right around the corner. So, it is a great time to learn about some interesting facts about American cheese. So, sit back, grab a slice, and read away!more

Fun Cheese Events From Around the World

Cheese is  the favorite food of many. In fact, it is such a loved dairy product that there are festivals dedicated to it all over the world. If you are looking to attend an event that is dedicated to cheese and all of its…more

A Guide to Storing Cheese

You’ve just gotten back from the grocery store, where you’ve purchased a nice hunk of your favorite cheese. Now the big question is how to store it. When you store cheese properly, it helps it stay fresh and prevents mold…more

All About the History of Swiss Cheese

Swiss cheese is one of the most popular types of cheese. However, not everyone knows the history of it. Swiss cheese has an interesting history. So, grab a chunk of it and read on to find everything there is to know about…more

History of the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show

This year’s International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, which runs from March 6-8, promises to be an excellent event. It is the only event in New York that caters exclusively to the restaurant and foodservice…more

The History of Cheddar Cheese

Have you ever wondered about cheddar cheese? Cheddar cheese is a food that many of us eat, but we don’t often think about where it comes from. However, this tasty dairy product has a history that dates back to ancient times.…more

Fun Wine Trivia Questions

Have you ever been to a wine tasting party where the friendly conversation has stalled? Have you had parties turn stale because no one was able to muster up even mundane chitchat? If so, you are not alone. Nothing can turn a…more

4 Fabulous Fall Dishes/Recipes for the Family

Now that the weather is getting cooler, our thoughts are starting to turn away for foods that cool us off to foods that warm our insides. The following dishes are excellent options for those cool evenings.more

5 Fun Gifts for the Party Host

Being invited to a party should always be considered a great honor. There is nothing more flattering than being included on a list of friends who a host or hostess wants to see and spend time with. Therefore, although it is…more

Tips for Enjoying Guilty Pleasures & Five you can Comfortably Indulge In

We all love to indulge in guilty pleasures from time to time (some of us more often than others). There is lots of legitimacy to the immortal words of Breakfast Club’s John Bender, “Being bad feels pretty good.” We do tend to…more

The World’s Best Travel Destinations for Cheese Lovers

Let’s face it; cheese deserves its own food group. But, since the FDA won’t let that happen, those of us who love cheese need to find some way to get our cheese fix. One way for a cheese lover to truly experience the…more

Drink This Not That: 5 Low-calorie Versions of Your Favorite Cocktails

Nothing beats a cocktail or two after a hard day at work or a lazy summer Saturday. But, even one or two cocktails can really break the calorie bank. For those of us who are constantly counting calories (and who isn’t) having…more

7 Icebreakers for that Awkward Get Together

For most occasions, all you need to break the ice is the perfect snack.  Nobody doesn't love the right cheesy crunch or the perfect serving of sweet, and busting out a crowd pleasing tasty treat will usually get people…more

History of Gruyere Cheese

Gruyere cheese has a history as rich and nutty as its flavor. This is a cheese so good that countries went to battle over it!  Keep reading below to learn about the origins of this delicious cheese with the nutty undertones.more

5 Things Not to Forget When Taking a Road Trip with Kids

If you are planning on taking a road trip this summer, you may have a variety of things planned to pack. Most of the items you pack will depend on the space in your car and your destination. If you are traveling with…more

The History of Parmesan Cheese

Have you ever wondered about that salty and tangy pasta cheese? Well, today is your lucky day. Read below to learn everything there is to know about the history of Parmesan cheese.more

5 Occasions Where CheeseSticks Can Lend you a Shoulder to Cry On

There comes a time in everyone’s life when we just need someone to lean on. You might be having a rough patch at work, or going through a breakup, or simply feeling down - whatever the case may be, you search for someone to…more

Unexpected Health Benefits of Cheese, Milk and Yogurt

Cheese and other dairy products such as milk and yogurt get a bad rap when it comes to being healthful food choices. Although they are often considered taboo food items when people are dieting or simply trying to maintain a…more

The CheeseCrisps Story - A Recollection

John Wm Macy’s CheeseSticks started with “Original” Cheddar CheeseSticks. John added products over time, generally after a careful development process.  It was different with CheeseCrisps, the bite-sized, “double cheese”…more

5 Reasons to Put Down Granola Bars and Pick Up John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks

Granola bars have become a ubiquitous snack of choice for people who want something fast and different, but the word is getting out: while once considered a healthy and smart snacking choice, granola bars are pretty close to…more

You Can Have Your Cheese and Eat It Too!

As you know you have to be careful what you eat. A lot of the packaged foods sold at the grocery stores aren’t very good for you. Often they’re loaded with preservatives and chemicals. When you buy a snack with artificial…more

Yes, You Can have Cheese for Dinner!

Cheese should be considered one of the major food groups. Not only are there several health benefits to eating cheese, it comes in so many varieties, that there’s something to please everyone. Cheese is a quick and easy snack…more

Fun Facts about Cheese

It is a foregone conclusion that everyone loves cheese. However, that is a statement that is hard to prove. The following facts about cheese, on the other hand, are absolutely, unequivocally, true.more

The Best Christmas Music You’ve Never Heard

If you love Christmas music, It’s playing non-stop in stores, on the radio and online. But somehow, a few of our favorite holiday songs seem to have slipped through the cracks. So far in 2014, we haven’t heard any of these 10…more

When to Watch Your Favorite Christmas TV Specials and Movies

Is Thanksgiving weekend too soon for Christmas TV shows? The networks and cable channels don’t think so. Here are all 10 of our top TV specials and movies, with show times, to help your family celebrate Christmas.....more

The Perfect Music for Thanksgiving

Flourishing in the early 19th century, this is the music Jane Austen’s characters danced to; it’s what the young and hopeful Ebenezer Scrooge heard at Fezziwig’s Christmas party, and it’s just as delightful today....more

4 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Food Lovers

In your kitchen, at the market or on the road, these four apps will connect you with the food and recipes you crave—there’s even one that communicates with your fridge. more

Social Media, Part 2 - How Tweet It Is!

Are you “on Facebook”? Chances are the answer is yes, you are—along with your kids, parents and maybe even grandparents. Founded in 2004, Facebook no longer is the cutting edge of social media; it’s the platform just about…more

Our Weekly Giveaway – Win Free Snacks!

You have to be in it to win it. Here’s how. The way our weekly contest is supposed to work: A new winner is picked at random to receive a free sampler pack containing six boxes of our crunchy baked CheeseSticks, CheeseCrisps…more

CheeseClicks: Brief History of Our Social Media, Part 1—Facebook

It’s great to have you visit us here. But we’d also like to invite you to our other, very different homes on the internet: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. Our new website is finally online, and we’re happy for many…more

The Father ’Hood: Dads Have Their Say Online

No wonder this month was picked for Father's Day — they deserve a thank-you right about now,when so many dads are dressing up for, going out to and paying many bills for their kids' graduation and wedding celebrations. With…more

Easy, Fun Mother’s Day Ideas from Pinterest

Mother's Day is May 11, 2014, just three weeks after Easter Sunday. If you're looking for some creative ways to celebrate mom on this special day, think Pinterest: Check out our new Mother's Day Ideas pinboard to find dozens…more

Easy Snacks To Keep Kids Happy During Winter Recess

When winter recess rolls around, it can be a challenge to find fun, creative things to do with your kids. Active kids are happy kids and activities that engage all their senses are a great way to keep them learning even…more

Heat Things Up With A Non-Traditional Winter Bridal Shower

Everyone knows that June is a favorite time for weddings. But for those who choose to wed in another month, a non-traditional winter bridal shower could be just what the happy couple is looking for. So what’s the best way to…more