Beet & Plum Salad w/ Goat Cheese and Rose

This salad. Oh, this salad. It’s been my August. Such a simple combination, but it hits all my salad pulse points — tart fruit, roasty veg, crunchy nut, plus a sweetly unexpected ingredient: rose water. Give me a recipe with rose water, and I will always rush the fridge, batting all condiments aside to get at that tiny […]

Cheese on Your Pillow

Every now and again, a cheese courtesan must rest. Let me tell you about my best summer sleep. Picture an inn on a lake at the end of a winding road — cows graze, roses bloom, you can hear the sound of cocktail glasses clinking when you enter the lobby. And when you reach your room […]

What I Learned at Cheese Camp

Last week, I went to Cheese Camp. You are probably picturing a woodland setting with counselors who teach kids how to make clay cheese talismans, like the ones pictured above. But no. There were too many of us: around 2,000 dairy nerds. We converged at a convention center in Providence, Rhode Island and ate copious amounts of […]