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 […]

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 […]

MF’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Forget introductions. Let’s talk about surprising the cheese lover on your list! Cheese Boards by Artifaqt Design This fall, I roadtripped out to Phoenixville, PA to meet cheese lover John Luttman and check out his handcrafted boards. I loved touring his studio, which is both a showroom and an extensive woodworking shop full of saws, woodworking […]

Collective Creamery

Meet Pennyslvania’s newest dairy dream team: Collective Creamery. You probably recognize these faces if you follow this blog or are a regular Instagram peeper. You’re looking at Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm (left) and Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse (right). This October, they’re launching a joint cheese CSA with pick-up locations in and around the Philadelphia region, […]

A Cheese and Cocktail Love Note

Friends and Loved Ones, as most of you know I have spent the last two years making cocktails for a new book, The New Cocktail Hour (Running Press). Over 400 mixed drinks. In my kitchen. Usually with my brother on Skype, the two of us shaking and stirring in our respective homes (he in Madison, Wisconsin and me […]