Travels and Tastes

Sustainable Piedmontese Cheesemaking with Caseificio Paje Image

Sustainable Piedmontese Cheesemaking with Caseificio Paje

Caseificio Paje merges the art of cheesemaking with environmentally conscious sourcing and practices. Situated within their local Piedmont community, they partner with three neighboring farmers to ensure an exceptional selection of raw materials. At the heart of Paje lies an unwavering commitment to sustainability and the art of traditional Piedmontese cheesemaking. Once professionals in the…

Asturian Tradition and Bold Innovation: Introducing MAMÁ MARISA! Image

Asturian Tradition and Bold Innovation: Introducing MAMÁ MARISA!

In Spain, ‘Artesanal’ means raw milk. And that is what Rey Silo has been doing for twenty years: making very distinct raw milk cheeses including their newest cheese, a blue, named “MAMÁ MARISA”. This cheese was crafted to express two qualities they deem essential in cheese: complexity and balance. Until now, the most recognized blue…

How to Season Like a Chef from Halen Môn Image

How to Season Like a Chef from Halen Môn

Adapted from an article written by Jess Lea-Wilson of Halen Môn — Over the past three decades, we have sold to and worked with hundreds of chefs. Big names and lesser known (but no less talented) cooks. We’ve picked up stellar recipes on our salt-selling travels, everywhere from New York City to Barcelona, Singapore to…

Our Trip to Cascina Oschiena’s Sustainable Farm! Image

Our Trip to Cascina Oschiena’s Sustainable Farm!

In September 2022, we were fortunate to travel to Piedmont, Italy to visit with some incredible producers making a difference in that region’s farmland. Piedmont is one of the northernmost regions in Italy at the base of the Italian Alps, home to great seasonal food and wine. We visited our sustainable rice producer, Cascina Oschiena,…

Artisan Vinegar Company (Cornwall, U.K.) Expands Into Fruit and Honey! Image

Artisan Vinegar Company (Cornwall, U.K.) Expands Into Fruit and Honey!

Mark Natrass, founder of the Artisan Vinegar Company in Cornwall, England, did not set out to create a line of artisan fruit vinegars, but his passion project for making fruit wines with local berries took a delightful turn! I recently interviewed Mark about his exciting new fruit and honey vinegar line. He started his career…

The historic merger of Gavasseto e Roncadella Image

The historic merger of Gavasseto e Roncadella

“After a lovely tour, tasting and watching the brilliant bright Italian sun set from her shop, as we left – [Marisa] looked at me sternly and said ‘I wait you’– meaning she would wait for me to return to her dairy and talk about working together.”  Carrie Blakeman—Managing Director of Rogers Collection–is describing her first…

Noor Fès puts Moroccan olive oil on the world stage! Image

Noor Fès puts Moroccan olive oil on the world stage!

The fruits of a decade-and-a half labor are now available through Rogers Collection: we have added our first Moroccan olive oil to our catalog. For Noor Fès, actualizing the vision of crafting traditional Moroccan olive oil has been a project filled with passion, scientific research… and lots of patience.   Noor Fès is a lush, 300-hectare olive…

Introducing Kamā and Levantine Delights Image

Introducing Kamā and Levantine Delights

“We are forever seekers of our homes’ delights… yearning to immortalize Levantine flavors, refining, and redefining our culinary narratives. Our land’s heritage is our future, and we treasure it by bringing together our food culture” –Jumana Jacir, founder and owner of Kama Local Gourmet in Amman, Jordan. Kamā means “desert truffle” in Arabic. Myth claims that…

Celebrating Our Women-Owned Producers Image

Celebrating Our Women-Owned Producers

Meet the Women-Owned Producers of Rogers Collection As a majority women-managed and operated company, we at Rogers Collection are proud to import many premium products from hard-working, knowledgeable, committed women producers. Today we are featuring three of these women-owned producers: Chloe Dimitriadis of Biolea (olive oil); Alice Cerutti of Cascina Oschiena (rice and grains); and…