Taupinere

Living on the East Coast, it’s rare to find delicate goat-y beauties from the West, especially the luxe puffball Taupinière. It’s the sort of lush lump you’d expect to find under a moist log — ash-black and spongey, with maze-like surface markings. Set it on a bed of moss, and you’d swear it was a mushroom. Somewhere out in the […]

Cheese Board Winners

Back in July, I decided to host a contest – I wanted to support readers from around the United States who are committed to exploring local cheese. So the folks at Di Bruno Bros. and I decided to offer a copy of our book, The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese, to best “state cheese […]

Truffle Tremor for Brunch

Call me old fashioned: on the weekends I still like to read The New York Times. A paper copy. When it lands on the stoop, I fly out of bed and down the stairs. If there is a whisper of cheese in the crisper, that comes out, too. Then it’s off to the patio for […]

Meet Miss Cheesemonger

My goal for November is to give thanks to some of my fellow cheese bloggers. Reading up on their cheese lives always gives me insight into dairy cases on other coasts. Two weeks ago, I sat down for an East/West Skype chat with Miss Cheesemonger, a.k.a. Veronique Kherian, of San Francisco. Madame F. and Miss C. […]