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 […]

One Night at Uplands

This has been a special week. You’re looking at several of the most influential Philadelphia cheese people in my life — Amanda, Rich, Hunter, and Rocco from Di Bruno Bros. — standing in Wisconsin. They flew out for Cheesecon — the American Cheese Society conference — which is just finishing up here in Madison, Wisconsin. […]

Win My Cheese Book

Maybe you remember: earlier this month I announced a wee giveaway that ends July 31, 2013 — well, actually, it’s a big giveaway. I have 48 copies of my cheese book, The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese, to mail to lucky lovers in each of the contiguous 48 states. I’ve heard from Pennsylvania (hi, […]

A Champion Cheese Brunch

In America, there are three cheeses everyone wants to taste — they are the winners of this year’s American Cheese Society (ACS) Awards. Of course, no one can find all three at once because they are in such high demand. Only one man in the U.S. has a fridge full of them. That man is […]

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 […]