Scenes from Cheese Journey’s Philadelphia and Chester County Tour

Dinner in a vineyard. A kitchen table cheese tasting with the award-winner makers at Doe Run Farm. An after-hours party at my favorite cheese shop in Philadelphia’s Italian Market. Ohhh, lovers, these are just a few of the glorious dairy highlights from my recent Philadelphia & Chester County Cheese Getaway organized by the fabulous Anna […]

MF’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Forget introductions. Let’s talk about surprising the cheese lover on your list! Cheese Boards by Artifaqt Design This fall, I roadtripped out to Phoenixville, PA to meet cheese lover John Luttman and check out his handcrafted boards. I loved touring his studio, which is both a showroom and an extensive woodworking shop full of saws, woodworking […]

Artful Cheese Boards from Artifaqt

I am a sucker for the hand-hewn. You know this. I like cheeses that are cut and shaped by hand. Ideally, I like to buy them from the maker’s hands directly at a farm or farmers’ market. I also have a thing for hand-made knives and cheese boards. Maybe this is because I am a […]

Five Ideas for Cheese Boards

August is ugly. It’s all sweat and flies. Here in Philadelphia, everyone related to anyone with a shore house has packed up and fled. As a midwestern transplant, I console myself with cheese boards instead of crab claws and spend most evenings drinking cocktails on the stoop instead of on sandy beaches. No complaints. August is […]

Tasting the Cheeses of Sicily

For the cheese-curious traveler in Sicily (or Italy, for that matter), there are several useful books to read in advance: Slow Food’s Italian Cheese and Italy Dish by Dish. Before I left the States, I scoured them both and spent an evening at my kitchen table making a list in my journal of all the divine […]