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 […]

The Digital Dairy Era

This post is based on a talk I gave at the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conference in February on the subject of Writing About Products for Market. Since several of you have asked about it, I’ve condensed my notes and included a link to my PowerPoint presentation. Please feel free to share! Observation […]