Come in, come in!
Welcome, dear reader! I’m so glad you made it over to my new digs. Take off your shoes, come have a look around. As you can see, it feels pretty different from my old blog.
After three years of tinkering with that template, it felt good to sit down with a professional designer and re-envision this project, to ask questions like: Who is Madame Fromage? What do we want her to be?
Designer Stef Patrizio and I talked through those questions at my kitchen table. We ate an awful lot of cheese and clicked through hundreds of blogs and websites and templates. Finally, we decided that MF is about three things:
- Cheese Education
- Cheese Entertainment
- Cheese Advocacy
In creating this new space, we built what feels like a theater. There are rooms I haven’t yet explored here, but the real key is the new home page, a kind of stage for cheese — for cheesemakers, cheesemongers, cheese lovers. You can choose to take a seat up front or smooch in the balcony.
I hope you’ll snoop around to check out the new features, from Recipes and Resources (books, cheese-related blogs, shops) to the Events page and featured posts. If you’re hosting a cheese-related gala in Philadelphia, please let me know. I’ll be happy to post it and help spread the word.
So, what’s next? In the coming year, I’ll be writing a book for Di Bruno Bros., taking a semester off work to breathe, and hopefully doing some blue cheese travel. I hope to keep this space lively. In the meantime, I am going to make a Manhattan and eat something stinky.
All this work has made Madame peckish. Hungry? There are still a few wheels of Rush Creek out there, but not for long…