Philadelphia & Chester County Cheese Tour

This summer marks a special milestone for me. First, let me tell you the story, then I want to invite you on a cheese journey. Yes, a cheese journey! Twelve years ago, I left my home state of Wisconsin and moved to Philadelphia because I had always wanted to live in a city. I drove across the […]

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 […]

Comté and A Cocktail: A Journey Unfolds

One of my favorite things to do before a long trip is to create a checklist of tastes, so I can remember what to nibble in the field. I know, it sounds obsessive — but without obsessive acts, life is a bit milquetoast, is it not? Next week, I have the great fortune of traveling […]

The Curd Convention + Mike Geno Happy Hour

Friends in Philadelphia, I have two book events for The New Cocktail Hour this month for your calendars: the Curd Convention (April 10) and a special Happy Hour at Mike Geno’s painting studio (April 23rd). Please read on for details! The Curd Convention (April 10) This Sunday marks Philadelphia’s first Curd Convention — part of the Philly Farm & […]

Cheese Lovers Gift Guide 2015

Every year around this time, cheese lovers from near and far email me about gift ideas. This year, I’m excited to present some true originals, from reusable baguette bags to goat cheese iphone covers! If the illustrated items featured above look familiar, it’s because Johanna Kindvall and I extended our year-long collaboration to a series […]