A Cheese and Cocktail Love Note

Scharfe Maxx and a Sling

Friends and Loved Ones, as most of you know I have spent the last two years making cocktails for a new book, The New Cocktail Hour (Running Press). Over 400 mixed drinks. In my kitchen. Usually with my brother on Skype, the two of us shaking and stirring in our respective homes (he in Madison, Wisconsin and me […]

Four Tips for a Cheese Board+An Iowa Tasting

Camembert and Prosecco

I’m in Ames, Iowa this week, visiting my dad and prepping for a special happy hour to help locals plan a New Year’s cheese board. If you live nearby, come join me on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 for a toast and free tasting at Hy-Vee West (details below). If you’re far away, lean in close […]

Cheese Lovers Gift Guide 2015

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Every year around this time, cheese lovers from near and far email me about gift ideas. This year, I’m excited to present some true originals, from reusable baguette bags to goat cheese iphone covers! If the illustrated items featured above look familiar, it’s because Johanna Kindvall and I extended our year-long collaboration to a series […]

Madame Fromage at The Clay Studio Dec. 5

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Cheese lovers of Philadelphia, I’ll be at The Clay Studio in Old City this Saturday for a free tasting of hand-crafted cheese presented on hand-crafted ceramics from 1 to 2 p.m. Please stop in for a supple bite and peruse work by ceramic artists from across the country — if you’re shopping for mugs, bowls, platters, pitchers, […]

An American Cheese Thanksgiving

Parish Hill Creamery Cheese Plate 1

This Thanksgiving, I’m headed to New York City to eat bird at a restaurant — a family experiment! Since I’m not preparing a cheese board myself, I’ve been reading recommendations (like this one from Tasting Table) with lust’n envy. Since I can’t help myself, allow me to offer a couple of suggestions for this year’s cheese board theme, inspired by […]