Cheese and Rum

Sorry, darlings, it’s been absolute crickets around here. Blame it on too many cocktails — last week’s photo shoot for the forthcoming book project with my brother, André, has turned my whole world into a gimlet. But don’t think cheese has been forsaken. Recently, I enjoyed a hunk of Tarentaise Reserve with a quick Dark’n Stormy, […]

Bite Pop-Up Ticket Giveaway

If you live in Philadelphia, flip open your calendar to Thursday, May 21 and write “BITE” in big letters. You’ll to want to attend this first-ever food-maker nibble fest. I will be there to guide you through bites of an all-local cheese board, featuring some of my favorite hunks from Valley Milkhouse, Birchrun Hills, and […]

Sea Change: For The English Major

By now, it’s no secret that I teach writing and feed cheese scraps to starving English majors. Once in a while, I even teach Shakespeare. Of course, I’m partial to The Tempest because it involves a goat herder. When I received a sample box of Sea Change from Mystic Cheese in Connecticut, I swooned extra hard when I […]

Cheese Events at Nectar and Woodloch

Consider this your spring teaser! Here are two cheese events to mull over as spring presses her face against the cheese-room door. The first involves more cheese and gin. The second, a cheese spa… Nectar: A Spirited Evening, April 16 Chef Patrick Feury of Nectar in Berwyn, PA deserves a big spring smooch from cheese […]

Meet Prufrock & Eidolon with Molly Glasgow

Usually I show you cheeses that are naked. That is to say, sans packaging. But when Prufrock and Eidolon arrived in the mail, I was struck by their attire. The packaging reminded me of the fashionable slickers that my Finnish neighbor children wear — all playful patterns and punchy colors. Should cheese packaging matter? After all, aren’t cheese lovers really after […]