Make an In-Flight Cheese Board

Everywhere I go, I carry a little cheese valise. On trains. On roadtrips. And especially on airplanes. I will never understand why cheese counters don’t offer porta-cheese-plates this time of year for the on-the-go dairy lover. Someone, please, hear my cry! Say you get stuck in Detroit on Thanksgiving — it’s happened! — wouldn’t you […]

Sweet Potato Latkes + Kosher Creme Fraiche

Lately, I’ve been staking out kosher dairy. It started with an inquiry from the Hazon Food Festival, where I gave a little talk. Then I heard about a Philadelphia caterer who requested a kosher cheese board from a cheesemonger I know. Kosher dairy? I was totally unschooled, so I skittered down to Di Bruno Bros. […]

A Cheese Board for Grid Magazine

For the last several years, I’ve put together a holiday cheese sampler from the local area for Grid Magazine. This year’s board appears in the current issue,¬†and I’m just dazzled by the selection. Look at those rinds, kittens! Look at that leaf-wrapped tuffet! Back in 2005 when I moved to Philadelphia from Wisconsin, the cheese […]

Not Just Another Gouda

A few weeks ago, I got an email from my cheesemonger friend, Hunter, that began like this: Have you had Remeker Pure Yet? If not, you should stop whatever you are doing…. Hunter Fike is the cheesemonger who wrote the “Cheesemonger Notes” in my cheese book, so when he tells me to stop the world […]

A Second Workshop in Puglia

Back in October, I posted about my upcoming Live Cultures Workshop in Puglia, Italy — and, darlings, what a pleasure to receive so many registrations! The trip filled in less than a month, which has prompted a second Live Cultures Workshop from June 1-8. It’s the same basic itinerary and same exact price, but there’s […]