Madame Fromage’s Cheese Ball 2016

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Lovely readers, I am writing to invite you to my 3rd semi-annual Cheese Ball in Philadelphia on October 30, 2016. We’ll be back at Ruba Club, a Russian social hall in the Northern Liberties neighborhood, for a Sunday evening of rennet and revelry. If you attended the last Cheese Ball, you know it was crowded! This […]

A Cheese Board at Chateau St. Philippe

Savoie Cheese Board

Readers, let me transport you to the French Alps, where I just spent 10 days as a co-host for Cheese Journeys. I meant to post along our route from the Savoie to Alsace, but the wifi was weak. And I got so caught up taking pictures of cow breeds I had never seen before and […]

Comté and A Cocktail: A Journey Unfolds

Comte Cheese and Ritz Cocktail

One of my favorite things to do before a long trip is to create a checklist of tastes, so I can remember what to nibble in the field. I know, it sounds obsessive — but without obsessive acts, life is a bit milquetoast, is it not? Next week, I have the great fortune of traveling […]

In Two New Books, Cheese Plates Go Wild

Two new books on cheese plates

I’m going to say it: 2016 is The Year of the Cheese Board. The first sign: the mad boards popping up all over Instagram (just search #thatcheeseboard). Also leading up to this moment: a fleet of cheese-focused restaurants, bars, and small groceries which have grown in stealth and wealth over the last decade. To the […]

Artful Cheese Boards from Artifaqt

Artifaqt Cheese Boards

I am a sucker for the hand-hewn. You know this. I like cheeses that are cut and shaped by hand. Ideally, I like to buy them from the maker’s hands directly at a farm or farmers’ market. I also have a thing for hand-made knives and cheese boards. Maybe this is because I am a […]