How to Make Your Lover a Cheese Board

To celebrate my first month devoted to eating American cheese every week for a whole year, I threw a little cheese soiree at my house for dear friends. It was such a luscious night, and it was so easy to pull together,  that I thought I’d share a few tips. Maybe you’d like to explore […]

My American Cheese Project

Hello old friend, happy New Year to you! I hope you’re staying warm– maybe listening to some records and pondering a cozy fondue party with friends this weekend? It’s a great way to gather up everyone’s leftover cheese nubs from holiday boards and create some cheesy breezy entertaining. Let me tell you about my New […]

Mike Geno’s Cheese Map

By now, you’ve heard me talk about my friend and neighbor Mike Geno, who paints cheese portraits. His studio is less than a mile from my house, and when I need a pick-me-up I wander over to bask in the light of his dairy-centric wall of food art. This week, I visited him to discuss […]

Lessons from Mystic Cheese

Last year, I came across a term that’s been orbiting my mind: rural entrepreneur. It’s a term that Heather Paxton uses in The Life of Cheese when she describes visiting artisan cheesemakers as an anthropologist to document the growing cheese renaissance in the U.S. I adore Paxton’s book, and I love the idea that curds are part of a new […]

Valley Milkhouse Goes to Cheese Camp

Friends, you’ve heard me rave about a new Pennsylvania cheesemaker named Stefanie Angstadt and her little micro-creamery, Valley Milkhouse in Oley, PA. I’m here to share the summer issue of Edible Philly, which contains the profile I wrote about her, called “The Start-Up Creamery.” You can read Edible Philly’s digital edition if you don’t live in these parts, or look for copies […]