The Cheese Grotto: A Home Aging Cave

Some of my favorite moments in this world have been inside cheese caves — like Willi Lehner’s hobbit-like cave built into a Wisconsin hillside at Bleu Mont Dairy or the labyrinthine Cellars of the Fort Saint Antoine in France, otherwise known as the “catherdral of Comté.” So, just imagine my delight when I learned that […]

New Year’s Cheese Board with Foodinjars

Meet Bucheron. He’s a handsome devil, isn’t he? A snowy log of goat cheese in a velveteen jacket. When he arrived on my stoop recently from Wisconsin, I invited him in to meet my good friend Marisa McClellan, cookbook author and blogger about all things canning at Foodinjars. Marisa and I were having a toast. […]

Whole Foods Market 12 Days of Cheese

Angels are running the Whole Foods dairy counter this year. And they’re spreading some dairy love across the nation. From December 13 – 24, every Whole Foods Market will offer a special half-price artisan cheese each day for the TWELVE DAYS OF CHEESE. Yes, that means you could feasibly pick up a different hunk every day and create a verrry […]

In Two New Books, Cheese Plates Go Wild

I’m going to say it: 2016 is The Year of the Cheese Board. The first sign: the mad boards popping up all over Instagram (just search #thatcheeseboard). Also leading up to this moment: a fleet of cheese-focused restaurants, bars, and small groceries which have grown in stealth and wealth over the last decade. To the […]

Five Ideas for Cheese Boards

August is ugly. It’s all sweat and flies. Here in Philadelphia, everyone related to anyone with a shore house has packed up and fled. As a midwestern transplant, I console myself with cheese boards instead of crab claws and spend most evenings drinking cocktails on the stoop instead of on sandy beaches. No complaints. August is […]