Olympic Cheese Competitions

Friends, everyone I know has been glued to the Olympics, so let’s take a moment to look at Gold Medal hopefuls in the, ahem, cheese category. For those of you with a competitive streak, here are a few dairy-related challenges that will keep your eyeballs and tastebuds engaged during all of those commercial breaks. American Cheese Society Competition Earlier […]

Valley Milkhouse Goes to Cheese Camp

Friends, you’ve heard me rave about a new Pennsylvania cheesemaker named Stefanie Angstadt and her little micro-creamery, Valley Milkhouse in Oley, PA. I’m here to share the summer issue of Edible Philly, which contains the profile I wrote about her, called “The Start-Up Creamery.” You can read Edible Philly’s digital edition if you don’t live in these parts, or look for copies […]

Three Madison Book Events

Here’s my idea of paradise: all the people I adore in Philadelphia spend a long weekend in Wisconsin together tasting cheese. This week, I’m in paradise. I’m in Madison — my old stomping ground — for the American Cheese Society Conference, and it’s my chance to play Wisconsin hostess to my friends from Di Bruno […]

Meet Me For Dinner in Wisconsin

Next week, I’m headed to the Dairy Oscars in Madison, Wisconsin — my old stomping grounds. If you’re going, too, let me know. I’ve planned a couple special events, including a 7-course cheese dinner on Thursday, August 1 at one of my favorite downtown restaurants Chef Francesco Mangano of Osteria Papavero chose seven hunks (mostly Italian) from my […]

Mike Geno Goes to ACS

Maybe you remember this mug? Maybe you’ve seen lush portraits of cheese gracing the pages of Culture Magazine or the New York Times? This is Mike Geno, a cheese painter in my neighborhood who has taken the world by storm. In the next few months, you’ll read about him in Cooking Light and Esquire (the Spanish version), but before […]