The New Cocktail Hour Book Release

A Gin Basil Smash from The New Cocktail Hour

In a few weeks, the basil will be abundant. You’ll spend your day at work dreaming of fresh mozzarella, of compact goat cheeses that can be eaten in one sitting, like a petit fillet. May I present a lovely combination – a Gin Basil Smash with a gooey Cremont? Today, I am celebrating the official […]

Ouleout and Endive

Ouleout From the Side with Dill and Pears

I’ve been meaning to tell you about my new favorite way to eat stinky cheese. With endive. Each leaf is a perfect cheese canoe. Here, I am using Belgian endive leaves to portage Ouleout, my latest beefy dreamboat. I’ve added a sprig of dill and a sprinkling of walnuts for freshness and crunch. Glorious. Forget […]

The Greensgrow Mule with Goat Cheese

Greensgrow Mule with Bluecoat and Press Gang Ginger Beer

With The New Cocktail Hour on the brink of release, I find myself in a frenzy of cocktails and cheese pairings. What could be better? The weather is dreck, and a person needs bright drinks, bright dairy. I offer you my notes from the weekend, where I served an all-local cheese board with a mostly local cocktail […]

The Curd Convention + Mike Geno Happy Hour

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Friends in Philadelphia, I have two book events for The New Cocktail Hour this month for your calendars: the Curd Convention (April 10) and a special Happy Hour at Mike Geno’s painting studio (April 23rd). Please read on for details! The Curd Convention (April 10) This Sunday marks Philadelphia’s first Curd Convention — part of the Philly Farm & […]

A Lacto Bachelorette Party

Bachelorette Cheese Board

Molly didn’t want strippers at her bachelorette party. Instead, she wanted cheese. So, down I swooped to help plan a lacto-centric bachelorette party with a pair of cheese boards, each with a special theme to toast the bride in her next life.   Love & Prosperity: Triple Cremes & Truffle Board Wisdom & Long Life: […]