Beet & Plum Salad w/ Goat Cheese and Rose

Beet Plum Goat Cheese Salad II

This salad. Oh, this salad. It’s been my August. Such a simple combination, but it hits all my salad pulse points — tart fruit, roasty veg, crunchy nut, plus a sweetly unexpected ingredient: rose water. Give me a recipe with rose water, and I will always rush the fridge, batting all condiments aside to get at that tiny […]

Cheese on Your Pillow

Cheese Basket_Shelburne Inn

Every now and again, a cheese courtesan must rest. Let me tell you about my best summer sleep. Picture an inn on a lake at the end of a winding road — cows graze, roses bloom, you can hear the sound of cocktail glasses clinking when you enter the lobby. And when you reach your room […]

What I Learned at Cheese Camp

Murray's Cheese Truck

Last week, I went to Cheese Camp. You are probably picturing a woodland setting with counselors who teach kids how to make clay cheese talismans, like the ones pictured above. But no. There were too many of us: around 2,000 dairy nerds. We converged at a convention center in Providence, Rhode Island and ate copious amounts of […]

Finger Lickin’ Links

Phickle's naturally fizzy yogurt drink, photo cred: Amanda Feifer

It’s been a summer of cheese sleuthing. Wisconsin. Vermont. Tomorrow, I leave for Cheese Camp in Rhode Island, then it’s off to a secret cabin in Connecticut in exchange for a cheese party. It’s been glorious to spend so much time outside, toes in grass, making new friends — but today I’m luxuriating in a cafe, avec […]

Valley Milkhouse Goes to Cheese Camp

Stefanie Angstadt

Friends, you’ve heard me rave about a new Pennsylvania cheesemaker named Stefanie Angstadt and her little micro-creamery, Valley Milkhouse in Oley, PA. I’m here to share the summer issue of Edible Philly, which contains the profile I wrote about her, called “The Start-Up Creamery.” You can read Edible Philly’s digital edition if you don’t live in these parts, or look for copies […]