How to Make Your Lover a Cheese Board

To celebrate my first month devoted to eating American cheese every week for a whole year, I threw a little cheese soiree at my house for dear friends. It was such a luscious night, and it was so easy to pull together,  that I thought I’d share a few tips. Maybe you’d like to explore […]

Tips for a Late Summer Cheese Picnic

  Part II of a seasonal collaboration with illustrator Johanna Kindvall: Summer is the season to eat cheese in the wild. In June, Johanna and I both spent time in southern Italy, albeit separately, enjoying durable cheeses on picnic blankets (see her post on the subject). We both agree: what is lovelier than eating Pecorino in a pasture […]

Make an In-Flight Cheese Board

Everywhere I go, I carry a little cheese valise. On trains. On roadtrips. And especially on airplanes. I will never understand why cheese counters don’t offer porta-cheese-plates this time of year for the on-the-go dairy lover. Someone, please, hear my cry! Say you get stuck in Detroit on Thanksgiving — it’s happened! — wouldn’t you […]

A Cheese Board for Grid Magazine

For the last several years, I’ve put together a holiday cheese sampler from the local area for Grid Magazine. This year’s board appears in the current issue, and I’m just dazzled by the selection. Look at those rinds, kittens! Look at that leaf-wrapped tuffet! Back in 2005 when I moved to Philadelphia from Wisconsin, the cheese […]