Washed Rind Season

By now, you have probably seen them at cheese counters: small, moonish orange wheels wrapped in balsa wood or bark. Glory is upon us, dear ones. Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey and pumpkins; it’s the season of washed rind cheeses. If you haven’t planned Thursday’s cheese plate yet, get on the phone this instant and […]

Mostarda Forever

Maybe you remember: a few weeks ago, I had a little mostarda problem. No, I didn’t have a version of gout, as some of you suspected. I was stuck on a recipe that I was testing. A recipe for mostarda that I wanted to include in the Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Guide. Trouble was, I’d […]

When Cheese Takes The Cake

Whoever thought of serving a wedge of blue cheese with a walnut cigar? That’s what Paul Kimport of Johnny Brenda’s came up with when he highlighted cheese from Birchrun Hills Farm during Beer Week. Yes, yes, I know I have been on a Birchrun Hills bender, but today I really just want to talk about […]