Blow Horn and Black Garlic

One of my goals this summer is to delve deeper into cheese pairings. I mean, let’s spelunk! If you enjoy stocking a pantry with bits and bobs from your travels, as I do, then you probably have a trove of potions and preserves just waiting to star-cluster around a constellation of cheeses. And with summer beading on our […]

Sea Change: For The English Major

By now, it’s no secret that I teach writing and feed cheese scraps to starving English majors. Once in a while, I even teach Shakespeare. Of course, I’m partial to The Tempest because it involves a goat herder. When I received a sample box of Sea Change from Mystic Cheese in Connecticut, I swooned extra hard when I […]

Landmark’s Little Beauties

I think, by now, you know I have a thing for small cheeses. I do. They’re like buttons, I want to collect them. Landmark Creamery, a tiny cheese outfit in Albany, Wisconsin that is softly launching this fall, offered to send me some wee offerings, and of course I said: send them tout de suite. I […]

Little Darling, A Cheese For The Equinox

So Monsieur Fromage tells me that autumn begins today at 4:44 p.m. This gives me a chance to honor the equinox with an autumnal cheese that I have been meaning to tell you about for months. Eons ago, it arrived on my doorstep from Darlington, Wisconsin. The cheesemaker, who discovered that I share the same […]

Truffle Tremor for Brunch

Call me old fashioned: on the weekends I still like to read The New York Times. A paper copy. When it lands on the stoop, I fly out of bed and down the stairs. If there is a whisper of cheese in the crisper, that comes out, too. Then it’s off to the patio for […]