Cheesemonger Invitational Countdown

Just because I am holed up in the writing cave this month doesn’t mean that the cheese world is quiet. Last night while I was recipe-testing strata, I sat down and finally read the news for the first time in about six weeks. Well, the cheese news anyway. Here’s what’s happening in Dairyland: The Cheesemonger […]

British Cheese, Butter, and Beer Tasting

If you haven’t been Beer Weeked out by Sunday, put on something foppish and head to Forest and Main, the new Ambler, PA pub where brewer Daniel Endicott brews British-style ale. 5-Course Tasting of British and British-Inspired Cheeses & Beers Time: Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 6p.m. Cost: $45 To reserve a spot, call 215 […]

Behold, Lonzino!

Deadline Diary, Day 5: Last night, I left my writing desk for two bites and a sip. I showered, put on a dress, and shambled over to Di Bruno Bros. for a tasting of three local staples: Birchrun Hills Farm Cheese, Tired Hands Beer, and North Mountain Pastures Charcuterie. I went for the cheese and […]

Beer Week Cheese Tastings

Beer Week in Philadelphia always brings out the cheese geeks, and Tuesday and Friday hold two special tastings that have yet to receive much press. Chef Rob Sidor at Di Bruno Bros. is quietly offering two of the most compelling events in the city, along with cheese curator Rich Morillo. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Tonight […]

At Atera, Winnimere Butter and More

Raw Milk Ice Cream Sponge

At Atera, an intimate Manhattan restaurant featuring foraged lichen and pickled quail eggs, dairy is being reimagined. Have you ever heard of anyone soaking cheese rinds in a vat of cream before churning it into butter? That’s what Chef Matt Lightner does to make his exquisite Winnimere butter, the most sensual dairy experience of my […]