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 […]

The Cheese Grotto: A Home Aging Cave

Some of my favorite moments in this world have been inside cheese caves — like Willi Lehner’s hobbit-like cave built into a Wisconsin hillside at Bleu Mont Dairy or the labyrinthine Cellars of the Fort Saint Antoine in France, otherwise known as the “catherdral of Comté.” So, just imagine my delight when I learned that […]

Counter Culture redux, Cheese on VICE, and more

Cheese cherubs, it’s been quite a week. Here in Philadelphia, we welcomed Culture Magazine‘s entire staff for a 3-day cheese and meat training bonanza called Counter Culture. I got to meet some of you, which made my day (I’m talking to YOU, Julia from Whole Foods Toronto and YOU, Ericka of Cheese Sex Death). And […]

Counter Culture Comes to Philadelphia

Cheese friends, this post contains an invitation to join the cheese community in Philadelphia later this month for a series of workshops hosted by Culture Cheese Magazine, one of my favorite sources of dairy inspo.  Whenever a new issue of Culture comes out, you can find me reading it over a hunk of cheese on my stoop. I […]

A Guide to Great British Cheddars

In autumn, I love shopping for cheddar. Whereas other dames might enjoy picking up a new woolen cape or a mohair sweater this time of year, I fantasize about running my fingers across clothbound cheddar. Montgomery’s, Keen’s, Westombe, Quicke’s. These are a few of the brands that make me swoon. All British. All bold and […]