Inside the Diary of Mary Quicke

For many years, I’ve been a loyal reader of Mary’s Diary — the blog written by Mary Quicke, maker of Quicke’s Traditional Cheddar. She posts monthly about her farm in Devon, England, and I’ve always been impressed by two things: her connection to the land and her stunning vocabulary. Well, it turns out Mary pursued […]

Little Darling, A Cheese For The Equinox

So Monsieur Fromage tells me that autumn begins today at 4:44 p.m. This gives me a chance to honor the equinox with an autumnal cheese that I have been meaning to tell you about for months. Eons ago, it arrived on my doorstep from Darlington, Wisconsin. The cheesemaker, who discovered that I share the same […]

Book Events in July and August

Beautiful cheese lovers,┬áThe Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese came out in early May, and I’ve spent the last two months chasing rainbows. It’s been pure pleasure — meeting fellow bloggers, international cheese fiends, and even a 12-year-old-self-proclaimed “turophile.” After book parties in Philadelphia and New York, this little Fromage is still recovering. But not […]

Dairy Apprenticeships at Cricket Creek

If the phrase “whey shower” doesn’t turn you off and you like the idea of learning to make cheese for a year, check out the apprenticeship opportunity at Cricket Creek Farm near Williamstown, Massachusetts. I recommend the position because I visited the farm this summer and was struck by the beautiful vistas, the enchanting animals […]