My American Cheese Project

Hello old friend, happy New Year to you! I hope you’re staying warm– maybe listening to some records and pondering a cozy fondue party with friends this weekend? It’s a great way to gather up everyone’s leftover cheese nubs from holiday boards and create some cheesy breezy entertaining. Let me tell you about my New […]

Cheesemas is Coming to Philadelphia

Lovers, it’s time to break the dark funk of 2017 with a Cheesemas bash. If you live in Philadelphia, or nearby, I hope you’ll join me and the local cheese gang on Wednesday, December 20,  for our first-ever holiday BYOC (Bring Your Own Cheese) party at the local curd-nerd clubhouse, Martha. If you’ve never been […]

Madame Fromage’s Holiday Gift Guide

Every year, I tell myself I am not going to do a gift guide. Then, I can’t resist sharing some of my favorite things from the year. So here you go, my darlings. This is, in no particular order, a list of dairy-centric delights that brought me great happiness this year and, with any luck, […]

The Book of Cheese, By Liz Thorpe

Eight or nine years ago, when I was plunging heart-first into cheese, I read The Cheese Chronicles, by Liz Thorpe. In fact, her book was published in 2009 — the same year I meandered into blogging — and I still have a sticky-note inside the front cover, where I wrote to myself: Try sheep’s milk cheeses […]

A Seasonal Vacherin Dinner

If you are anything like me, you welcome November with gusto because it’s Vacherin season. I’m referring to the exquisite cheese made in the Jura mountains and released right before the holidays. Its full name is Vacherin Mont d’Or, and — although it’s a mouthful to say — the mere mention of it in a […]