Garrett McCord

Garrett McCord is a freelance food writer, writing teacher, and recipe developer. He has written for Gourmet Live, The Huffington Post, Epicurious, Cheese Connoisseur, and many other online and print publications. You can find him at He lives in Sacramento, California, with his husband, Brian; their two needy cats; and a Corgi named Jack.

Soured Milks: What’s the Difference?

There’s a definite difference between cheese and milk. It's clear in the tastes, textures, state of matter, and smells. However, when it comes to that iffy area in-between milk and cheese it get’s a little muddy. What exactly is the difference between sour cream and crème fraîche? How is yogurt different from kefir? Why is the buttermilk purchased in stores rarely ever true buttermilk?

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Cheese Books for the Curd Nerd

Every aspiring curd nerd yearns to embiggen their knowledge base about the dairy darlings they adore. Garrett McCord shares two books that help you gain a broader understanding of cheese and supply you with tasteful cheese-centric recipes.