Cheesemas is Coming to Philadelphia

Lovers, it’s time to break the dark funk of 2017 with a Cheesemas bash. If you live in Philadelphia, or nearby, I hope you’ll join me and the local cheese gang on Wednesday, December 20,  for our first-ever holiday BYOC (Bring Your Own Cheese) party at the local curd-nerd clubhouse, Martha. If you’ve never been […]

Madame Fromage’s Holiday Gift Guide

Every year, I tell myself I am not going to do a gift guide. Then, I can’t resist sharing some of my favorite things from the year. So here you go, my darlings. This is, in no particular order, a list of dairy-centric delights that brought me great happiness this year and, with any luck, […]

The Cheese Grotto: A Home Aging Cave

Some of my favorite moments in this world have been inside cheese caves — like Willi Lehner’s hobbit-like cave built into a Wisconsin hillside at Bleu Mont Dairy or the labyrinthine Cellars of the Fort Saint Antoine in France, otherwise known as the “catherdral of Comté.” So, just imagine my delight when I learned that […]

Counter Culture Comes to Philadelphia

Cheese friends, this post contains an invitation to join the cheese community in Philadelphia later this month for a series of workshops hosted by Culture Cheese Magazine, one of my favorite sources of dairy inspo.  Whenever a new issue of Culture comes out, you can find me reading it over a hunk of cheese on my stoop. I […]

Leslie Uhl’s Grate Escape

I used to love getting cheese advice from a cheesemonger named Leslie Uhl, who worked at Di Bruno Bros. Leslie had a glittering personality and a taste for unusual pairings; she once handed me a nibble of Gorgonzola topped with raspberry-chocolate jam and crushed coffee beans. It was brilliant. Last summer, she quit her job to […]